AIDS Activist Peter Staley to Speak at Kutztown University

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KUTZTOWN, PA (03/02/2018) Peter Staley, a widely known AIDS activist will speak at Kutztown University on Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in Boehm Science Building room 145. The event is free and open to the public.

Staley was diagnosed with AIDS related complex in 1985. He is featured in the 2012 Oscar nominated documentary "How to Survive a Plague".

Staley became a member of the activist group ACT-UP in 1987. In 1990, he was an opening plenary speaker at the VI International Conference on AIDS in San Francisco. Staley is also the founder of TAG and a website titled which offers easy to read treatment information for people living with HIV.

In 1994 Staley was appointed to the National Task Force on AIDS Drug Development by President Clinton.