Anderson Cooper on Monday will discuss AIDS activism and the documentary How To Survive A Plague on his nationally syndicated talk show Anderson Live!

Director David France's Plague, which premiered at Sundance 2012, has been nominated for Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards. The film is a fearless look at the rise and success of HIV/AIDS advocacy groups ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power) and TAG (Treatment Action Group).

Appearing on the program, AIDS activist Peter Staley, a leading subject in the film, noted that Plague was more than an AIDS documentary.

“It's not an AIDS documentary,” Staley said. “It's a documentary about how people can positively change the world.”

“It's incredibly inspiring,” Cooper added. “I gotta say, I started watching it because I felt a sense of obligation to watch it. But it is a great film. It is a captivating, inspiring [film]. And you finish watching it and you feel you want to go out and change the world, and you can change the world.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)