Mary Feis-Christy / 8/24/2015 - 12/17/2015
A course designed to introduce students to the epidemiology, biology, treatment, community and counseling issues and other aspects of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases. Students will examine treatment options and prevention strategies. The legal and policy issues that impact infected individuals as well as the larger community will be explored. Students are expected to demonstrate respect for the client and an appreciation of individuals and cultural differences, including sexual orientations. They are also expected to explore their own attitudes and biases about HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases and high risk populations.