The Latino Commission on AIDS Mourns the Passing of José Colon
New York, Wednesday, May 15, 2012 - The Latino Commission on AIDS mourns the passing of its long-time
supporter and friend, activist José Colon, a tireless advocate for the rights of People Living with HIV and founder of Pacientes
Pro-Politica Sana, in San Juan, Puerto Rico (PR). Through his work, he brought light to the many challenges faced by people
living with HIV and he will be remembered for his exemplary, courageous, and adamant fight against corruption and
misappropriation of HIV funding in PR. Because of his steadfast, outspoken commitment, José gained the attention
of a wide spectrum of individuals, but all respected him as he fought to bring health parity to people living
with HIV/AIDS, a fight which he continued all the way through to the end of his life. He is survived by his
partner of 18 years, Anselmo Fonseca.
"Our sincere condolences go to the family and friends of José Colon, and especially to his partner of 18 years,
Anselmo Fonseca. While we at the Latino Commission on AIDS mourn his passing, we also remember him dearly and gratefully for
his selfless and tireless work on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. José joined efforts, in many occasions, with our
past President, Dennis de Leon, and we all are grateful for the opportunity to have worked closely with such an
important and committed activist" stated Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS.
About the Latino Commission on Aids
The Latino Commission on AIDS is a nonprofit membership organization founded
in 1990 dedicated to meet the health challenges and addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS. The Commission is the leading organization
coordinating National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day, National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, Latinos and the Deep South, and
other prevention, research, capacity building, and advocacy programs across the United States and its territories.
| Daniel Leyva
"Reproduced with permission - Latino Commission on AIDS"
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