March 7, 2011
HIV/AIDS Activist Arbert Santana Dies
Arbert Santana, an HIV/AIDS and LGBT activist,
has died, according to a statement from the Latino Commission on AIDS. A native
of New York City who recently resided in New Jersey, Santana worked in HIV
prevention for 20 years. He was the founding mother of the House of Latex at
Gay Men’s Health Crisis, as well as the founder and president of the Ballroom
Archive and Oral History Project. He also worked at the commission with Latino
immigrant men who have sex with men and transgender women in Para Ayudar, its
substance abuse pre-treatment and prevention program.
To read the statement, click here.
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