Dr. Elwin Wu's Article Appears in Columbia News for World AIDS Day 2021
December 01, 2021
For World AIDS Day, SIG co-Director Dr. Elwin Wu shared his journey from the start of the AIDS pandemic to the present in an article, "Drama Series 'Pose' Exposes New Generations to the Early Days of the HIV/AIDS Crisis."
For World AIDS Day, SIG co-Director Dr. Elwin Wu shared his journey from the start of the AIDS pandemic to the present in an article, sparked by an episode of the popular show Pose. In the article, he reflects on the progress since those early years.
An HIV Researcher on World AIDS Day 2021: The Category is: Pose!
Dr. Wu's window into the article was past trauma: "The fact that my younger colleagues did not revisit trauma while watching Pose is a sign of incredible and unrelenting progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS. However, my gradual embodiment of that incredibly unrelenting progress caused me to lose touch with some profound experiences and feelings that were and are shared among many queer and gay men."