UT Dallas 2021 Undergraduate Catalog

BIOL4353 - Molecular Biology of HIV/AIDS

BIOL 4353 Molecular Biology of HIV/AIDS (3 semester credit hours) Topics include a discussion of the history and epidemiology of AIDS, the likely origins of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and the molecular and cell biology of HIV replication. The cell biological basis of the immunodeficiency induced by HIV infection is examined, as well as that of common accompanying pathologies such as Kaposi's sarcoma. The molecular basis of a variety of existing and potential anti-viral therapies is considered. Suggested prerequisite: BIOL 3302. (3-0) T