Guest lecture on AIDS in Africa – tips?
I have been invited to give a guest lecture on AIDS in Africa for a Medical Ethics course at Boston University later this month. I am in the throes of creating my slide deck, an outline for the students [including further reading references in case they are interested in learning more about the topic], and whatever it is I can say in only 50 minutes. My main goal is to demonstrate that though I’m there to talk about AIDS in Africa that (1) AIDS is a global problem and (2) Africa is too complex a place to do justice in one lecture the nature of even a single pressing public policy issue faced by many nations on the continent.
The outline [as it stands today]:
- Background on HIV/AIDS
- The epidemic in Africa
- HIV/AIDS interventions
- Antiretroviral therapy: how do we choose who gets treatment?
- PEPFAR: funding faith-based organizations and promoting abstinence/fidelity prevention programs
Essentially, I begin with background and then proceed to two case study applications for medical ethics.
I am soliciting you all for ideas. Anything particularly interesting you think should be included in the presentation? Think like an undergrad – any YouTube clips or other new media offerings? What about further reading references: any that you like and think undergrads would appreciate? Better ideas on what to present? Even general tips on what to do/what not to do?