The University of Iowa

"HIV/AIDS in India" talk on Oct. 6 to begin SASP Lecture Series

September 21st, 2010

The UI South Asian Studies Program (SASP) will start its fall lecture series by welcoming to The University of Iowa Dr. Nupur Barua of New Delhi, India, for two related talks.

Barua will present “HIV/AIDS in India: Current realities and emerging challenges” Wednesday, Oct. 6, and “‘It is better to die than to let people know that you have the curse’: AIDS-related stigma and treatment seeking behavior among the urban poor in Delhi, India” Wednesday, Oct. 13, both at 4:30 p.m. in Room 128W of the Chemistry Building.

Dr. Nupur Barua is vice president of Amaltas Consulting in New Delhi and a medical anthropologist with extensive experience in the development of national HIV/AIDS strategies in India.

SASP will offer lectures through November from other visiting scholars. All lectures are free and open to the public. Chai and Indian refreshments will be served prior to the presentations.

These events are sponsored by the Global Health Studies Program, South Asian Studies Program and International Programs.

View the lecture series schedule at

For more information, contact Paul Greenough at or 319-335-2222.