LEC1_MOT_2011

LEC1_MOT_2011 - ModesofHIVTransmission November1,2011...

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Modes of HIV Transmission November 1, 2011
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Before we begin… How does your knowledge about  transmission compare to the average  American’s knowledge? Consider Kaiser Family Foundation’s  Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS 
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KFF Survey on HIV Transmission True or False HIV can be transmitted through kissing HIV can be transmitted by touching a toilet seat HIV can be transmitted by sharing a drinking glass
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Why is understanding  transmission important? No cure for AIDS   Prevention is crucial Concept of ‘generational forgetting’ Particularly worrisome in the gay community What about HAART? HIV is no longer considered a death sentence,  but potential for  multi-drug resistance important quality of life issues  unaffordable for many / hard to get 
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Incidence vs. Prevalence Cover on board ……
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Example Incidence of AIDS has stabilized, but the duration of life for persons with AIDS has increased due to treatments. New treatments have increased the length of survival proportionally more than any decline in incidence; Thus, there continues to be a substantial increase in the prevalence of AIDS in the U.S. Graphical presentation ……
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Main Question for Today Key question for today: How is  HIV transmitted from person to  person? What is the basis for the  transmission mechanism?
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HIV is present in certain cells: Macrophages  T helper  Lymphocytes  Langerhans cells   What do they have in common? These cells are present
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course BIOSCI 45 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at UC Irvine.

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LEC1_MOT_2011 - ModesofHIVTransmission November1,2011...

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