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Author Topic: Peter Staley, Thank You!  (Read 1892 times)

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Offline Teresa

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Peter Staley, Thank You!
« on: April 02, 2013, 09:25:42 PM »
I just watched "How to Survive a Plague" on Netflix.

Thank you Peter Staley and everyone at ACTUP and TAG. Because of what you all did, people living with HIV/AIDS is doing just that...living.

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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Peter Staley, Thank You!
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 10:50:43 PM »
I didn't realize it was on there yet.  I will watch. 

There have been posts about some other documentaries.  Any info on those and where to see on TV or rental?  I have waited to check out "The Other City," but haven't found it.  Think it was on Showtime for a while, but no longer.

Offline Peter Staley

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Re: Peter Staley, Thank You!
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 02:46:25 PM »
Thanks, Teresa! Glad you watched it.

Offline wolfter

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Re: Peter Staley, Thank You!
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 06:55:34 PM »
I ordered this and rec'd it yesterday.  I've been waiting for the right time to delve into that dark period again. 
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline wolfter

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Re: Peter Staley, Thank You!
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 10:39:18 PM »
I will post later.  awesome
« Last Edit: April 05, 2013, 10:42:16 PM by wolfter »
Complacency is the enemy.  ;)  Challenge yourself daily for maximum  return on investment.

Offline Common_ground

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Re: Peter Staley, Thank You!
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 11:59:55 PM »
I also watched How to Survive a Plague the other day. Almost felt surreal to watch and thinking that could be me if only some 25 years earlier. Impressed by the camaraderie and sense of community back then. Anyone who haven't watched it yet, do so. Goes without saying, huge thanks to all those who were there and spoke up.
2011 May - Neg.
2012 June CD4:205, 16% VL:2676 Start Truvada/Stocrin
2012 July  CD4:234, 18% VL:88
2012 Sep  CD4:238, 17% VL:UD
2013 Feb  CD4:257, 24% VL:UD -viramune/truvada
2013 May CD4:276, 26% VL:UD

2015 CD4: 240 , 28% VL:UD - Triumeq

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: Peter Staley, Thank You!
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2013, 01:14:01 AM »
It is a great documentary to watch.  i rented it on my kindle HD about a week ago.  I also watched the movie 'Milk' about Harvey Milk played by Sean Penn. He was a brave man back then. I also learned a lot about San Francisco that i wasn't familiar with

I've been to the Castro a few times, but after watching these movies I'd like to go back this year and take it in again in a different mindset. I'm always intrigued by folks who make a difference like that, go out of the norm for a cause, become a hero in a sense. Harvey was given a presidential medal of honor by president Obama received by Harvey's Uncle.
11/02/2010  cd4-251, vl-591000
12/09/2010  started Atripla
02/18/2011  cd4-425, vl-800
06/10/2011  cd4-447, vl-70
10/10/2011  cd4-666, vl-80
01/05/2012  swiched med (prezista,norvir ,isentress, )
02/10/2012  cd4-733, vl-UD  Viread removed
06/10/2012  cd4-614, vl-UD
12/14/2012  cd4-764, vl-UD
09/01/2013  cd4-785, vl-UD
03/06/2014. cd4- 1078, VL-UD
09/05/2014  cd4-850 , VL-UD

Offline YellowFever

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Re: Peter Staley, Thank You!
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2013, 06:24:18 AM »
Yes, a really BIG thank you, Mr Staley! I truly believe that. My life has been saved by the thousands of activists who have put themselves on the street or injected themselves into FDA meetings to demand action. As that guy in the movie says "The people who are going to save our lives are not Bill Clinton etc. The names of the people who are going to save our lives are Mark Harrington, Peter Staley, etc".

Would be awesome to meet you. Hopefully you do come to Malaysia for IAS2013! :)
08/2010 HIV- 08/2012 HIV+
10/2012 CD4 415(15%)
04/2013 CD4 457(15%)
10/2013 CD4 520 (20%) VL 650 (wtf?)
02/2014 CD4 410(20%) VL 390 (yay!)
08/2014 CD4 580(18%)
01/2015 CD4 500(20%) VL UD (YES!)


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