Kenyatta University / AIDS Control Unit / 2005-2006
HIV/AIDS TRAINING CONSORTIUM
Description: In cooperation with students and faculty at four universities in the United States, Kenyatta University is part of an experimental HIV/AIDS training consortium. The other universities are University of South Carolina – Sumter, Meredith University, North Carolina Wesleyan University, and Greensboro Technical Community College. As part of this training consortium you will interact with students and faculty at the U.S. universities and students and faculty at K.U. as a means to understand further the science and social consequences of this epidemic.
Other benefits include a Certificate of Completion that will recognize your participation and contributions to the consortium, and a week-end Retreat that will focus on various aspects of the HIV/AIDS crisis.
Reference resources will be provided. We shall also provide email expenses for interaction with your U.S. counterparts via the internet.
Time: Mondays 11 a.m.
Venue: AIDS Control Unit, Nigeria 7
- Dr. John Mecham, Visiting Professor (Fulbright Scholar), Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina
- Dr. Philip Owino, Director, Aids Control Unit, Kenyatta University
- Alcamo, AIDS The Biological Basis, 3rd ed.
- National Science Teachers Association, The Science of HIV, 2nd ed.
Feb. 20 – Introduction, Planning, Q&A
Feb. 27 – A Healthy Cell, Q&A Ch. 1 – The AIDS Epidemic
Mar. 6 – The HIV Virus, Q&A Ch. 2 – Viruses and HIV
Mar. 13 – Immune System, Q&A Ch.3 – The Immune System and HIV
Mar. 17-19 (F.-Su.) - Retreat
Mar. 20 – HIV Infection and AIDS, Q&A Ch. 4,5 – Defining and Recognizing AIDS; The Epidemiology of AIDS
Mar. 27 – Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Q&A Ch. 7,8 – HIV Testing and Diagnosis; Treating HIV Infection and AIDS
Apr. 3 – Communication and Prevention, Q&A Ch. 6,10 – Preventing HIV Transmission; AIDS in Perspective
Apr. 27 (Th.) – Optional Participation in Conference Call – Day of Celebration – Meredith College
May 23 (T.) – Meeting and discussion with additional consortium members from Meredith College and University of South Carolina – Sumter (venue to be confirmed)