Having lived with HIV/AIDS for 25 years or more, they went through the very worst years of the U.S. epidemic, often outliving multiple loved ones and awaiting their own demise. Now that they’re miraculously middle age, they find that in a post-protease culture both their tremendous losses and their hard-won victories have been (often willfully) forgotten.
They’re called “The AIDS Generation”
From the July/August Issue of POZ: Chemical Crusader
As a retired pharmaceutical chemist, Iris Long, who is HIV negative, was able to provide the activists and AIDS community with much-needed information about clinical trials and potential treatment drugs. Her work with ACT UP was recently featured in the Oscar-nominated film How to Survive a Plague.
In the article “To Be Continued" from the June 2013 issue of POZ magazine about the possible ABC miniseries based on the AIDS documentary How to Survive a Plague, we suggested that actor Ryan Gosling is perfect to play activist Peter Staley.
To illustrate our story, we superimposed a photo of Ryan Gosling onto the iconic photo of Peter Staley being arrested at an ACT UP protest.
"We’ve let our guard down"
Peter Staley gives a rousing speech at the GLAAD Media Awards after How to Win a Plague wins Best Documentary.
Here’s his blog about it.
ABC to Make How to Survive a Plague a Miniseries
How to Survive a Plague—the Oscar-nominated documentary about the history of AIDS treatment activism—will be adapted by ABC into a miniseries
Congratulations to David France, Peter Staley and the entire cast and crew for their Best Documentary Feature Oscar Nomination for How To Survive a Plague!!
A POZ Q&A with director David France:
David France’s new film about the history of AIDS treatment activism lit up the Sundance Film Festival—and hopes to inspire a new generation of HIV activists.
Eye of the Tiger: How To Survive A Plague
Watching the new and highly-acclaimed documentary How To Survive a Plague was very strange for me. I think that’s because the film’s story — the fierce battle against the AIDS epidemic that was fought in the late 1980s and early 90s by AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) and its offshoot the Treatment Action Group (TAG) — is my story.
A blog by Spencer Cox
Former Mayor Ed Koch Reviews HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
A blog by Peter Staley
Amazing how he fails to mention his own shameful role in this film, or this history.
Larry Kramer added a comment : “What is this evil man up to as he approaches his death? Is he trying to make up to us? National Medals of Freedom from the White House! Would these provide a big enough enema to clean out his rotten insides? …”
Twenty-seven people participated in this morning’s How To Survive A Plague Meet-Up. Great dialogue on advocacy, systemic change, and honoring the past with forward movement. The session ended with a commitment from the group: “The world is watching and this is what they will see, that we are greater than AIDS.”
To find a screening near you visit http://surviveaplague.com/