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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dennis deLeon Dead: AIDS Activist Dies At 61

Dennis deLeon, a former New York City human rights commissioner who was one of the first city officials to announce that he was infected with the virus that causes AIDS and who later led one of the nation's most influential advocacy groups for Latinos with AIDS, died Monday in Manhattan. He was 61.

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