Read the article “Study: Shots provide protection against AIDS” on page A5 of the Wednesday, March 5, 2014
edition of The Seattle Times.
Pre-reading and vocabularly: Define each term, then use it in a sentence to
demonstrate your understanding.
long does a newly developed AIDS drug protect monkeys against infection?
What percent protection is provided by the monthly injections of the
often do injections need to occur in order to provide adequate protection?
What problem may this new discovery help overcome in AIDS prevention?
What is pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) and what are its advantages in the fight
What have clinical trials shown to be a major limitation of PreP?
What two fears do African women participating in PreP have towards taking
might the results from this study change these fears?
Describe the procedure of the Atlanta study.
Describe the results of the Atlanta study.
was the Rockefeller study different from the Atlanta study?
many people will be enrolled in the human trial expected to start later this
AIDS research was in the news twice this week. Read the other Seattle Times
article entitled “2nd HIV baby treated; result fuels optimism” on page A6 of the
Thursday, March 6 edition.
Watch this video clip about how HIV attacks our immune system from Howard Hughes
Medical Institute http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odRyv7V8LAE.Then explore more at HHMI’s BioInteractive site
There are a
number of HIV/AIDS awareness days upcoming. Check out this link to see how
you can get involved. http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/
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