HIV and AIDS (2019/2020)

Course code
cod wi: DT000089
Name of lecturer
Donato Zipeto
Coordinator
Donato Zipeto
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2.5
Academic sector
BIO/11 - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
A.A. 19/20 dottorato dal Oct 1, 2019 al Sep 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Description of the discovery, the origin and epidemiology of HIV.
Description at the molecular level of the infectious cycle, structure, morphology, genome variability and serotypes.
Description of the infection, pathogenesis, genetic resistance to the virus.
Therapeutic approaches, development of new drugs and microbicides, issues related to the development of the vaccine, new therapeutic perspectives.

Syllabus

Discovery
Origin
Epidemiology
Infectious cycle
genome
structure
resistance to HIV
Pathogenesis
Treatment and HAART
Vaccines
Microbicides
New therapeutic perspectives
A cure for AIDS

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
G. Maga AIDS, la verità negata (Edizione 1) Zanichelli 2014 978-8-849-00480-9
G. Maga Occhio ai virus (Edizione 1) Zanichelli 2016 978-88-08-17380-5
David Quammen Spillover. L'evoluzione delle pandemie Adelphi 2014 978-8-845-92929-8

Assessment methods and criteria

Frequenza