06/12/2013 06:15 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Spencer Cox Center for Health Opens In New York

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Prominent AIDS activist Spencer Cox was honored posthumously by St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York.

The hospitals' multi-site Center for Comprehensive Care, the largest provider of HIV/AIDS care in New York, formally changed its name to The Spencer Cox Center For Health in honor of the late activist on June 11. On hand at an official dedication ceremony were Spencer's brother Nick Cox and mother Beverly Cox.

“Spencer’s passionate dedication to the principle that everyone deserves access to high quality care has particular resonance to us, where the right to health care is at the core of our mission and values,” Dr. Victoria Sharp, an HIV/AIDS expert at the center, said in an email statement.

Cox, 44, died in New York of AIDS-related causes in December 2012, according to the Associated Press. Footage of the prominent ACT UP group member can be found in the acclaimed documentary "How to Survive a Plague."



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