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Santos Rodriguez

Santos Rodriguez

Santos Rodriguez is a dedicated professional and lifelong community volunteer with a diverse background in Clinical Research and Clinical Laboratory Biotechnology. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, Santos currently serves as the Oncology Biospecimen Manager at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC). In this role, he is actively engaged in HIV/Oncology population sciences and organoid core development to contribute to the establishment of a Center for AIDS Research program between Tulane and LSU, as well as the new therapeutics core for rare cancers.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Santos is deeply committed to community service. He has made significant contributions as the Assistant Director of Black Pride NOLA and through his volunteer work with the New Orleans Regional AIDS Planning Council. His approach to community engagement is rooted in collaboration and inclusivity, and he is recognized for his tireless efforts in supporting and serving local communities.

Santos’s impactful work stems from his own diagnosis in 2016. He is involved in several programs including: Test and Be Treated, Lenacapavir for PrEP, nationwide Blood Donor Epidemiology Study that expanded eligibility for LGBT MSM individuals, Black Pride NOLA, Positive 2 Pozitive foundation, and is an HIV LEAD Facilitator from the Southern AIDS Coalition.