Web Extra with 'ACT UP' Activist Peter Staley
In a web exclusive video, AIDS activist Peter Staley discusses the various life-changing drugs that are now available for people with AIDS. He also notes that these drugs should be made available to more people living with AIDS.
Staley, who helped form ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) in 1987, is the subject of a powerful new documentary, "How to Survive a Plague." The film recounts the struggle that Peter and the other founding members experienced in becoming the most effective health care activists in history; pressuring drug companies, government agencies and other bigwigs to find better treatments for people with AIDS.
Peter, a former bond trader, is also involved with improving the way drugs are tested and approved in the US.
For more information about the film, visit SurviveAPlague.com.