AIDS Notes Exam 1 - First Lecture 39 million deaths 39...

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First Lecture 39 million deaths 39 million currently infected Huge accomplishments in drug development o With appropriate therapy and care can live normal life span o Minority of those have access to care o Even with advances there is still limited access and many people still die of AIDS today Numbers and biology alone wont tell the story of AIDS Major themes of the course o Biology Importance of evolutionary thinking to understand disease controls, origins o Public health Choice versus constraints, personal versus structure o Science as a process How do we generate and test new knowledge? How does culture impact scientific understanding?
Why do people die of AIDS?
o A disease of vulnerability

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