SMi Source Lesson HIV: Overview of Disease and Impact

  • SMi Source lesson HIV: Overview of Disease and Impact has the following microlearning topics

  • 1. Impact

    2. Infection

    3. The Clinical Course of HIV Disease

    4. Surveillance and Trends

    5. HIV Entry

    6. Overview

    7. HIV Retrovirus

    8. HIV Protein Synthesis

    9. Virus Maturation

    10. Recombination

    11. Summary

    12. Diagnosis

    13. Diagnosis Confirmation

    14. Monitoring

    15. Resistance Testing

  • Lesson HIV: Overview of Disease and Impact teaches these concepts

  • AIDS, HIV, Global Problem

    HIV, AIDS, Timeline

    HIV-1, AIDS

  • Lesson HIV: Overview of Disease and Impact addresses these key points

    • AIDS clained an estimated 3 million lives in 2003. 
    • About 5 million people acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
    • Estimated 40 million people are living with the virus.
    • Before the early 80s, no one knew about AIDS.  

    • The virus existed in the US, Haiti and Africa since at least 1977 or 1978.
    • Late 1970s and early 1980s: rare types of pneumonia, cancer and other illnesses reported by doctors in Los Angeles and New York.
    • 1981: CDC named the condition AIDS.
    • 1984: virus responsible for weakening the immune system was identified as HIV.

    • HIV-1 is the virus that causes AIDS.  
    • Infection with the virus results in immunodeficiency.
    • If you get infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection, but this response is not enough to stop the disease.  
  • Lesson HIV: Overview of Disease and Impact introduces and defines these terms

  • CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention

    AIDS - Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

    HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus