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For Immediate Release
December 05, 2013
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The Latino Commission on AIDS mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela
The Latino Commission on AIDS mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela
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Mandela wears 'HIV-positive' t-shirts on a visit to a community health center in Cape Town, South Africa, on Dec. 12, 2002.

New York, NY. December 5, 2013 – Nelson Mandela, the first elected president of post-apartheid South Africa, has died at the age of 95. The Latino Commission on AIDS mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and recognizes the groundbreaking work on HIV & AIDS President Mandela developed over his lifetime. Through the creation of the Nelson Mandela Centre for Memory, Mandela’s leadership raised issues around treatment, care, and ending stigma in South Africa, the hardest hit country by HIV & AIDS in the world.

The Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 dedicated to addressing the health challenges and responding to the impact of HIV & AIDS in our communities. The Commission is the leading organization coordinating National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (May 15), National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (October 15) and other prevention, research, capacity building and advocacy programs across the United States and its territories.

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