Here are some of the essays/write-ups I had written for the different assignments of the 'AIDS' course in 'Coursera'. The course was taken by Dr. Hagen of Emory University and several other guest lecturers joined for specific topics. Although AIDS is a huge topic, I have written about the aspects which appealed to me as a Biologist. The essays were written for specific questions and specific word limits (and in many cases, since I started at the last moment, very short time limits) and thus, may not have fully justified arguments. In any case, I think it has some interesting perspectives and I would like to share them. I have changed a few sentences to make it suitable for blogging as certain reference only makes sense for the participants of the course.
Short summary of five things which appealed me in the course
One important aspect of AIDS
Lentiviruses - The hidden enemy
Why is the conspiracy theorist, AIDS denialist's arguments are flawed?
On his website the American scientist Peter Duesberg asserts that “… the various American/European AIDS diseases are brought on by the long-term consumption of recreational drugs and/or [the anti-retroviral drug] AZT itself, which is prescribed to prevent or treat AIDS.” What evidence do we have that Dr. Duesberg’s argument is flawed?