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G. Cajetan Luna collection
2006-24  
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Description
G. Cajetan Luna is an HIV/AIDS researcher who has done extensive work with youth (especially homeless youth) and AIDS, working in major cities in the United States and around the world. This collection contains files related to Luna’s work with the University of California, San Francisco, the San Joaquin AIDS Foundation, the Monterey County AIDS Project, the AIDS Resources Information and Services (ARIS) in Santa Clara County, and the Pan American and World Health Organizations.
Background
G. Cajetan Luna is an HIV/AIDS researcher who has done extensive work with youth (especially homeless youth) and AIDS, working in major cities in the United States and around the world, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, San Salvador, and Bangkok. Luna began his career in the Department of Epidemiology and International Health at the University of California, San Francisco and has also worked for the National Institute of Mental Health. Luna’s publications include works on HIV/AIDS in youth, AIDS and sexuality, sex work, behavioral interventions and AIDS policy, and graffiti. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Luna served as executive director of three community-based HIV/AIDS agencies in California: the San Joaquin AIDS Foundation, the Monterey County AIDS Project, and AIDS Resources Information and Services (ARIS) in Santa Clara County. There, he developed services and targeted interventions for migrant farm workers, gay youth, and incarcerated populations. Luna later served as Executive Director of the Center for Health Justice, which focuses on the needs of HIV+ prisoners in California.
Extent
11.25 linear feet (9 cartons)
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Availability
Collection is open for research.