The LIAAC Blog

News and thoughts from the Long Island Association for AIDS Care

November 7, 2017
by Liaacinc
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Hepatitis A Cases Are on the Rise Amongst Men Who Have Sex with Men in New York State.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) reported a significant increase of Hepatitis A infections in men who have sex with men (MSM)[1]. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) also found a similar increase … Continue reading

August 30, 2017
by Liaacinc
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Opioids, Heroin: The Crisis Hits Home

By Sara GuandoThe opioid epidemic has been declared a national emergency. In his remarks President Trump stated “Nobody is safe from this epidemic that threatens young and old, rich and poor, urban and rural communities.  Everybody is threatened.”[i] The statements … Continue reading

July 21, 2017
by Liaacinc
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Fifth Annual African American Hepatitis C Action Day

July 25, 2017 marks the Fifth Annual National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD), lead by the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) and the Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment (COPE). It is a day dedicated to … Continue reading

May 18, 2017
by Liaacinc
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The Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC) recognizes National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week takes place annually, and is dedicated to increasing public awareness of substance abuse and mental health issues. This year the event takes place May 14 -20. The three primary goals of National Prevention Week are: to involve … Continue reading

September 24, 2015
by Liaacinc
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LIAAC Participates in the Nassau County 4th Annual Health & Wellness Fair

On July 11, 2015 the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. (LIAAC) participated in the Nassau County 4th Annual Health & Wellness Fair hosted by Nassau County Legislator, District 3 – Carrié Solages. Held at Green Acres Mall, LIAAC … Continue reading

July 28, 2015
by Liaacinc
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The Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC) celebrates World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2015 is World Hepatitis Day. Coordinated by the World Hepatitis Alliance and recognized by the World Health Organization, this years theme is “Prevent Hepatitis: It’s up to you”. The mission of World Hepatitis Day is to raise awareness about … Continue reading