In his book Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival, Sean Strub, founder of the groundbreaking POZ magazine, charts his remarkable life—a story of politics and AIDS and a powerful testament to loss, hope, and survival.
Strub, a long-time activist and writer who has been HIV positive for more than 33 years presently serves as the executive director of the Sero Project, a network of people with HIV fighting for freedom from stigma and injustice and as treasurer of the U.S. Caucus of PWHA Organizations. He served on the board of directors of the Global Network of People living with HIV/AIDS from 2009 to 2012 and as co-chair of its North American affiliate from 2011 to 2012.
In partnership with Memeographs, Public Impact produced a World AIDS Day 2013 meme and infographics campaign for Sean Strub and his book Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival. The social media campaign was timed to coincide with the launch of Sean’s new website and blog at SeanStrub.com.
"For me, writing Body Counts was not simply an exploration of my own life. It was a promise kept, a responsibility as a survivor of the Plague Years to pay tribute to the friends, lovers and comrades who fought — and died — to make a change in the epidemic. I discuss this impetus for writing Body Counts in this video below, shot by my friend, videographer Christopher King of Endless Echo.” —Sean Strub