Emory Report
February 12, 2007
Volume 59, Number 19

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February 12, 2007
Conference to explore unique aspects of HIV/AIDS epidemic in India

BY robin Tricoles

Public health practitioners and noted scholars will participate in Emory’s South Asian Studies Conference Friday, Feb. 16 to discuss how the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India has been shaped by policies, culture and economics.

The daylong conference titled, “What’s Indian about HIV/AIDS in India?” will be held at the Emory Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Conference speakers will draw on their experiences at a variety of organizations including the United Nations Development Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CARE, Global AIDS Alliance and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

“The goal of the conference is to explore comprehensive, context-sensitive responses to public health threats through discussion on the ‘Indian-ness’ of HIV/AIDS,” said Deepika Bahri, director of Emory’s South Asian Studies Program.

The South Asian Studies Program at Emory offers undergraduate and graduate courses in various disciplines including music, English, dance, religion, comparative literature, economics, history, political science, anthropology and international relations.

Registration is free, but required. To register, please contact Angie Brewer at angie.brewer@emory.edu or 404-727-2108 or visit Emory’s South Asian Studies Web site at www.asianstudies.emory.edu/sa/.