This Howard Hughes Medical Institute Holiday Lecture Series video includes 6, 60-minute lectures on the history of the AIDS epidemic. The talk covers AIDS/HIV history in the United States from the 1980's through 2007 (when the lecture was taped) and also some basics on the biology of HIV and AIDS, including transmission, viral replication and the human immune system. The video offers a useful perspective on an example of the evolution of scientific thinking and research, as researchers discuss the development of scientific theories about HIV/AIDS as well as treatments. Several related resources, such as animations and video clips, can be found on the main page.
Subject(s): Science, Health Education
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Computers for Students, Internet Connection, LCD Projector, Speakers/Headphones, Computer Media Player
Keywords: AIDS, Virtual Labs, Immunlogy Project, HIV
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's BioInteractive website has several useful resources for discussing HIV and the AIDS epidemic. There is a virtual lab and worksheet that HHMI has created to go with the lectures found on this web link.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Denise Newsome
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Bay
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
* Please note that examples of resources are not intended as complete curriculum.