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Director of San Jose AIDS Agency Resigns

March 20, 2003

After eight months in the position, Barbara Galvan, executive director of the troubled AIDS service agency ARIS, will leave her position at the end of March. The decision was described by board of directors president Tom Robinson as "mutual," but Robinson also noted the community's "non-support" of Galvan. Galvan was unavailable for comment. Earlier this month, the financially strapped San Jose, Calif., agency gave back $1.1 million in contracts for AIDS housing, treatment and food services to Santa Clara County health officials. Last week, ARIS closed its home for six seriously ill AIDS patients. On Monday, the ARIS board voted to greatly downsize the nearly 20-year-old agency and its services: It will now exist largely as a volunteer organization. ARIS' well-publicized travails have been blamed both on its recent leadership and the slowing economy.

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San Jose Mercury News

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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