Advanced HIV Infection (SEXH5202)


This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, biology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection. At the end of this unit, students will be able to understand the laboratory, clinical and social aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content will include underlying scientific principles of diagnostics, virology, immunology and pathogenesis as applicable to HIV infection; clinical aspects of HIV infection, including seroconversion, asymptomatic infection, early symptomatic disease, major opportunistic infections (including AIDS-related conditions), tumours and death. Emphasis will be placed on the roles of prophylaxis, antiretrovirals and the management of associated conditions. Legal, ethical and social contexts will also be discussed.

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Semester 2 Normal: compulsory attendance at 3x1hr lectures/week and 1x1hr journal club per week; Semester 2 Intensive (only available with permission of the unit of study coordinator): compulsory attendance at a teaching day in week 5 and attendance at 3


written examination (40%), case-based discussions (10%), multiple choice quizzes (30%), journal club (10%) and class presentations (10%)

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