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For HIV infection to take hold, a virus particle must first attach to a cell to gain entry. Shown above are HIV-1 particles assembling at the surface of an infected cell.
© 2006 Public Library of Science, CC-BY-SA.

In a series of 5 essays and 5 activities, students investigate the HIV virus and pandemic. They learn about the structure, function and replication cycle of HIV virus particles; how diseases spread, and act as epidemiologists while using real data to track the spread of HIV/AIDS around the world.

This slide set is designed for use with activities found in The Science of HIV/AIDS Teacher's Guide.

Author(s): Gregory L. Vogt, EdD, and Nancy P. Moreno, PhD.
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The Science of HIV/AIDS

Portrait of a Killer

Modeling an HIV Particle

Making the Model

Making the Model (cont.)

Glycoprotein Spikes

The Deadly Cycle

Making Copies of an HIV Particle

HIV Replication Cycle

How Do Researchers See Viruses?

It's All In the Numbers

Calculating Exponential Growth

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Funded by the following grant(s)

Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Grant Number: 5R25RR018605