Poverty Race and AIDS in the U

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Microbiology

Course Number: 
494PI
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
HIV rates in U.S. poverty areas rival those found in Haiti, Burundi, Ethiopia, and Angola. HIV prevalence in high-poverty neighborhoods is more than double that of the nation overall. Within high-poverty neighborhoods, prevalence among people living below the poverty line was double that of those living above it. Blacks disproportionately bear the brunt of the HIV epidemic in the US accounting for over 48% of all new cases of the disease while representing only 12% of the population. The HIV epidemic that was once thought to be a declining problem is now threatening to destroy not only the progress previously made, but also the health, well-being and potential of men and women of all races in poverty areas across the United States. Some important questions therefore need to be answered: Is race, poverty or both the driver of HIV in these communities? What should be done to stem the tide of new HIV infections in these areas of our society? This course satisfies one of the three modules required for the Integrative Experience for BA-MicBio and BS-MicBio majors.
Comments: 

Microbio majors only This course meets 02/21/2013 - 03/29/2013

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
24741

Course Sections

Poverty Race and AIDS in the U
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 1.0

Wilmore Webley

M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM