Resources, Lessons, Presentations and Videos to describe the basics of HIV/Aids in the context of immunology and health. Also, a powerpoint that describes the HIV/Aids situation in South Africa.

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HIV Detection Activity

by Alison Loomis

Learn about the ELISA, a fundamental tool of clinical immunology, which is used as an initial screen for HIV detection. Based on the principle of antibody-antibody interaction, this test allows for easy visualization of results and can be completed without the additional concern of radioactive materials use. Contents: Background Method (animations) False Positives Data and Interpretation Problem Set ELISA Resources on the Web This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Tutorials and Problem Sets include: 1. Introduction to Immunology: Learn the basics about the immune system. 2. Antibody Structure: Understand how an antibody's physical structure determines its interaction with antigen. 3. HIV and AIDS: Learn about HIV's interaction with the immune system and how current treatments interrupt the HIV lifecycle. 4. Case Studies: Written in collaboration with Veterinary Science and Microbiology, these cases studies are designed for advanced students. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Exploring Aids in South Africa

by World Affairs Council Seattle

This lesson enables students to understand the scope of the AIDS pandemic in South Africa through a provocative PowerPoint presentation. Students may develop their own PowerPoint presentations, identifying major societal, cultural, political, and economic factors contributing to the spread of AIDS.
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Viruses

by Sal Khan

This video is an introduction to what viruses are.
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