Glossary
 
     
Living with HIV/AIDS  


Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, AIDS, is one of the greatest threats to human health in the 21st century. Module 1 provides an overview of this deadly disease, and of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. The module first recounts the worldwide destruction wrought by AIDS since it was first identified in the early 1980's. It then describes in detail how infection with HIV leads to AIDS, and how biological features, behaviors, psychological tendencies, demographic characteristics, and social and cultural factors affect people's chances of infection. Finally, Module 1 describes how HIV is transmitted. The topics in this module include:
Chapter 1: An Overview of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
1. What Are HIV and AIDS?
2. HIV/AIDS and Science: A Select Timeline
3. The Global Impact of HIV/AIDS
4. HIV/AIDS in the United States
5. The Changing Face of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
6. Additional Resources for Chapter 1
Chapter 2: The Path from HIV to AIDS
1. The Biology of HIV
2. How HIV Makes People Sick
3. How HIV is Diagnosed
4. The Stages and Symptoms of HIV Disease
5. How We Know That HIV Causes AIDS
6. Additional Resources for Chapter 2
Chapter 3: Correlates of Risk for HIV Infection
1. Overview of Risk Factors for HIV Infection
2. Biological Risk Factors for HIV Infection
3. Behavioral Risk Factors for HIV Infection
4. Psychological Risk Factors for HIV Infection
5. Demographic Correlates of Risk for HIV/AIDS
6. Social and Cultural Correlates of Risk for HIV Infection
7. Additional Resources for Chapter 3
Chapter 4: Transmission of HIV Infection
1. Overview of Transmission of HIV Infection
2. Sexual Transmission of HIV
3. Drug Associated HIV Transmission
4. Vertical Transmission of HIV from Parent to Child
5. HIV Transmission via Transfusion, Transplantation, & Artificial Insemination
6. HIV Transmission in Health Care Settings
7. Additional Resources for Chapter 4

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