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Advanced HIV Infection - SEXH5202

Year - 2020

This unit aims to describe the epidemiology, virology, pathogenesis and clinical contexts of HIV infection. On completion of this unit, students will be able tounderstand the clinical, laboratory, and public health aspects of the diagnosis and management of HIV infection. Course content includes virology, immunology, pathogenesis and diagnostics 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 antiretrovirals for prevention and treatment of HIV including Pre-exposure prophylaxis and Treatment as prevention and the management of associated opportunistic infections. Legal, ethical and social contexts of HIV will also be discussed.

Block mode: 3x1hr online lectures per week, plus block intensive mode, 2-3 days, 9am-5pm.

Case-based discussions and presentations (20%); online quizzes (30%); journal club (10%); written examination (40%);


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Sexual Health
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar, Dr Roger Garsia
HECS Band: 3
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