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Hidden Histories of HIV

Join two cultural historians, Dr Hannah Elizabeth and Dr Janet Weston, who will share their research recovering the hidden histories of people affected during the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Their work unearths the stories of those often missing from mainstream narratives about HIV in the UK and Europe, such as people living and working in prisons, drug users, mothers and children, sex workers and social workers.

You will learn how Hannah Elizabeth and Janet Weston’s research has been inspired by the archives and collections here at Wellcome Collection. A selection of our HIV/AIDS posters will be available to view online and in the room.

The content will include swearing, images of naked bodies, and images of drug use.

The talk will be facilitated by HIV activist and health communications professional Paul Steinberg. There’ll be a chance to ask questions during a discussion and Q&A at the end.

15:15 doors open
15:30 poster viewing session
15:45 talk begins

This event will take place in our building and on Wellcome Collection’s YouTube channel. A recording of the event will be available afterwards. You can book a ticket for the in-venue or online event here.