United in Solidarity | 25th Anniversary

February 17-19 in Chicago

Keynote Address by Peter Staley

Saturday 18, 6:00 pm - Saturday 18, 7:00 pm

Peter Staley has been a long-term AIDS and gay rights activist, first as a member of ACT UP New York, then as the founding director of TAG, the Treatment Action Group. He served on the board of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) for 13 years and then founded AIDSmeds.com, an educational website for people living with HIV. Staley is a leading subject in the Oscar-nominated documentary How to Survive a Plague.

In 2014, Staley helped form a coalition of advocates for Truvada as PrEP – the once-a- day pill that prevents HIV infections – that successfully pressured Gilead Sciences to liberalize its patient assistance programs, removing barriers to access for this new tool to fight the AIDS epidemic.