Magic Johnson and Anti-HIV Treatments
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This case introduces students to HIV, its life cycle, treatment, and problems associated with treatment options. The case, which incorporates critical thinking skills, active learning, self-directed study, and peer-to-peer learning, was developed for use in an undergraduate upper-level biology course entitled “The Molecular Basis of Disease.” It could also be used in an immunology class, a molecular evolution class, or a general biology class to introduce viruses.
- Describe the symptoms related to HIV/AIDS and how a person is tested for HIV.
- Propose treatment targets for controlling HIV infection based on its life cycle.
- Speculate over biological and immunological reasons for why HIV infected people are non-progressors and progressors.
- Describe molecular mechanisms of HIV drug resistance and molecular evolution.
- Determine the pros and cons for specific HIV treatment approaches
KeywordsAcquired immunodeficiency syndrome; AIDS; human immunodeficiency virus; HIV; infectious disease; progressor; highly active antiretroviral therapy; HAART; Combivir; GlaxoSmithKline; Magic Johnson
Topical AreasScientific argumentation, Social issues
Educational LevelHigh school, Undergraduate lower division
Type / MethodsInterrupted, Role-Play
Subject HeadingsBiology (General) | Molecular Biology | Public Health |
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