How HIV is transmitted (and how it is not
Why there are only three primary ways of
The chances of transmitting HIV in any
Modes of HIV Transmission
1. Sex with an infected partne
How is information stored in cells in the body?
How is it utilized?
How does a cell know what proteins to make?
How is information from outside the cell
How does information on how to make proteins
move from the blueprint in
Managing the End Stages
Of HIV Infection
Paul Franquist, RN, BC, MSN, ACRN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
HIV Disease Psychosocial Responses
Alterations in Family Functioning
Body Image Disturbance
Family Caregiver BurdenfStrain
Grief and Lo
The differences between viruses and bacteria.
How we develop anti-viral drugs.
The blueprint, safe, address label and tools for
How the virus develops resistance to antiretroviral drugs.
How we get around viral resistance to antir
The role of CCR5 in infection and disease.
The stages of HIV infection and what is
going on in the body during each stage.
How treatment affects progression to
What an HIV test tests for. Why is that
What tests are
How does the body recognize foreign proteins?
What role do THelper lymphocytes play in the
response? TKiller lymphocytes? B lymphocytes?
How does the immune system get activated? How
does it get de-activated? What are ly
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SAFER SEX (ABCs)
B. Be faithful. Sexual activity confined to a mutually committed relationship with people who
are not infected with HIV.
C. Use of a condom (male or female) outside of a mutually committed relation
Know how to read a Kaplan-Meier plot.
What are the different methods available to decrease
What is the most effective method that can be used to
minimize transmission of HIV?
Passive vs. active risk reduction.
HIV Opportunistic Infections 101
A resource limited perspective
Negin N Blattman MD PhD
Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology
Overview & Objectives
Principles of Opportunistic Infections (OIs)
Who is at risk?
What is the connection between
SIV and HIV?
What are the different sub-groups
When and how did HIV likely
spread to the North America?
When and how did SIV spread
from chimpanzees to humans to
become the M group of HIV-1?