SEAN STRUB | Concordia University Lecture Series on HIV/AIDS
Published on Dec 21, 2014 - Strub is a creative writer, journalist and activist who is the director of The
Sero Project (www.seroproject.com), a national network of people with HIV combating stigma and injustice. He founded POZ magazine in
1994 and POZ en Espaņol, (for people impacted by HIV/AIDS), followed by other health-related titles like Mamm (for women impacted
by breast cancer), and Real Health (an African American health magazine). A long-time member of ACT UP New York, he most
recently wrote a personal memoir, Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival, published in January 2014.
Strub is a long-term AIDS survivor and has been an outspoken advocate for the self-empowerment movement for people with
HIV/AIDS. In 2009 he was president of Cable Positive, the cable and telecommunications' industry's AIDS response. From 2010 to 2012
he served on the board of directors of the Amsterdam-based Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+) and was co-chair
of their North American regional affiliate. He has been a leader in combating HIV-related criminalization and in 2010 launched
the Positive Justice Project with the Center for HIV Law & Policy.In 1990, he ran for the House of Representatives to
represent New York's 22nd congressional district. He was the first openly HIV+ candidate for federal office in the
U.S. and received 46% of the Democratic primary vote.
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