Thursday, December 10, 2009

Virtual Textbook

Click here to be taken to a site with chapter reviews with summaries, animations, quizzes and flashcards. NOTE: Since this is not our exact book, there will be some things that we have not covered. Do not freak out about this.

The chapters numbers on this site which relate to what we have studied are:
5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and parts of 25 and 27.

And for something to smile about... Don't be this person, study!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


In class assignment:
page 76: 5, 6, 9, 13
page 77: 14, 15, 16, 20
page 78: 22, 23, 24, 28-34
page 80: all questions
page 81: all questions
page 82: 21
page 83:4
page 84: optional

homework due next class:
read pages 85 and 86
answers all questions on pages 87 & 88
page 89: 1, 5, 6, 7
all questions on page 90.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Disease Progress of HIV

Today (and tomorrow for D and F blocks) will be focusing on the disease progression of HIV as well as watching a mini documentary on living with HIV.

Homework: Complete the study plan worksheet. This is due in class on Friday.
D and F blocks, if you would like to get a head start on this tonight, I will leave the worksheets on the door to our classroom.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Final Exam Essay Questions

You have been emailed the final exam essay questions 2 of these questions will be on your exam. You will not know which questions until you open your exam.

Please do not ask which of the two questions will be on the test.

You may NOT use any notes on the exam.

Your exam is Tuesday December 15 at 8:00 AM (I'm not sure of the location yet).

World AIDS Day: South Africa to treat all HIV positive children

South African President Jacob Zuma, during his World AIDS Day speech, announced that South Africa would provide treatment for all HIV-positive children, a dramatic step forward for a country with the world's highest rate of people diagnosed as HIV positive.

Mr. Zuma's pledge marks a departure from the policies of his predecessor, President Thabo Mbeki, who disputed the scientific evidence linking HIV with AIDS, and who actively discouraged the rollout of antiretroviral treatments to help AIDS patients live longer, more productive lives.

Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd in the nation's capital in Tshwane (Pretoria), Zuma compared the fight against AIDS with the struggle for freedom against the white-racist rule of apartheid.

"That time has now come in our struggle to overcome AIDS," Zuma said. "Let us declare now, as we declared then, that we shall not submit." To read the full article, click here.

In an amazing co-incidence, we managed to start our short unit on HIV on World AIDS Day.

Today we focused on the structure of HIV as well as its life cycle. Click here to see the video we watched in class on the life cycle of HIV.

AIDS clock