A brief introduction to AIDS as a disease or access to that information via text or web
To describe how Koch's postulates are used to determine causes of infectious disease To explain the limitations of Koch's postulates for some diseases To evaluate conflicting information related to HIV (science) provided on the web To coherently and concisely express an opinion on a scientific issue supported by evidence To consider the consequences of science and public policy on humans
Text of Learning Exercise:
AIDS was first recognized as a disease in 1981. During the two decades since that discovery, there has been continuing controversy as to the cause of this illness and thus to the appropriate treatment and prevention strategies.
Your assignment is to read the following web sites that argue both sides of the issue and then write an editorial supporting your point of view.
You may support either side or argue that we need more information. Provide the data/evidence that you think is most compelling and indicate what actions in the fight against AIDS should be taken based on your position and what the consequences of supporting the opposing positions would be. You may use other resources if you wish.
This editorial must be typed. It should be no longer than one page. Spelling and grammar count. Please identify yourself only by your student ID.