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Sean Strub, activist and author of Body Counts, Tuesday, Feb 4, 9PM EST

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Sean Strub became a pivotal force in AIDS activism through the fiery ACT UP (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), raising crucial funding for—and participating in—many of their most notorious and effective demonstrations. He would become, in 1990, the first openly HIV-positive person to run for the U.S. Congress, and later become founder, publisher, and executive editor of the groundbreaking POZ magazine. BODY COUNTS documents the author’s own near-death struggle with AIDS and his Lazarus-like recovery in the mid-1990s after the discovery of game-changing protease inhibitor therapy.

            At the frontlines of the AIDS epidemic since its earliest days, Strub shares his personal journey and dramatic evolution. His take-no-prisoners account names names. The author identifies the villains and hypocrites who thrived during this era, and acknowledges heroes who battled public apathy to bring the AIDS epidemic to the forefront. The author spares nobody in his assessment, offering a candid critique of where America fell short in its vision for ending the epidemic, including the responses by government, the gay community itself and the “AIDS, Inc.” infrastructure that has emerged over the past 30 years.

For more information and to order the book please go to http://www.seanstrub.com/