HST.434 Evolution of an Epidemic (Study Abroad)

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Examines the medical, scientific, public health and policy responses to a new disease by focusing on the evolution of the AIDS epidemic. Begins with a review of how the disease was first detected in the US, followed by the scientific basis as to how HIV causes profound dysfunction of the body's immune defense mechanisms, the rational development of drugs, the challenge of an HIV vaccine, and how public health and policy decisions have influenced the course of the global epidemic. Conducted in Durban, South Africa. Open to all majors. Application required. Limited to 20; preference to MIT sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

This class has no prerequisites.

HST.434 will not be offered this semester.

This class counts for a total of 4 credits.

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