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AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic

Synopsis
Recording of a lecture from HHMI’s 2007 Holiday Lectures on Science. Can AIDS be cured? Why has it been so hard to develop a vaccine against HIV? How are new medicines revolutionizing AIDS treatment? In four presentations, Dr. Bruce D. Walker and Dr. Bisola O. Ojikutu explain why understanding HIV evolution is critical to fighting AIDS.

DVD includes detailed chapter search by scientific topic; direct access to animations; English subtitles; interviews with the speakers; special features on adherence and resistence, the immune system, and retroviruses; discussions about living with HIV and students helping to fight the epidemic abroad, and a special feature on HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2007
Subjects
Biology; Medical sciences
Keywords
AIDS virus; epidemiology; HIV

Credits

Contributor
Bisola Ojikutu; Bruce Walker

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1
Price
free
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
240 minutes
Year
2008

Distributor

Name

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email
webmaster@hhmi.org
Web
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Fax
+1 301 215 8500
Address
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USA
Notes
Programmes on biomedical and scientific topics including biodiversity, the human brain, AIDS, genetics, and human weight regulation are supplied free on DVD, and a much larger range of videos, animations, lectures and virtual laboratories are available online via the Biointeractive section of the website http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/.

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