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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.  

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