The LIAAC Blog

News and thoughts from the Long Island Association for AIDS Care

August 25, 2016
by Liaacinc
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Five Reasons You Should Use a Condom (Besides Not Getting Pregnant)

By: Melissa Colleary If you or your partner are using birth control, or your partner is the same sex as you, it may feel as though there is no real need to use condoms. Whether you’re at risk for pregnancy … Continue reading

May 24, 2016
by Liaacinc
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LIAAC Hosts Movies & Mocktails Event for Alcohol Awareness Month

By: Melissa Colleary Annually, Alcohol Awareness Month is celebrated in April with the goal of decreasing the stigma associated with alcoholism by encouraging conversations about recovery and the impacts that alcohol can have on the body. This year, The Long … Continue reading

April 11, 2016
by Liaacinc
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LIAAC Hosts Red Pump and Red Tie Event for National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

BY: Melissa Colleary For National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc., Project ECHO (Educated Choices Healthy Options) grant, hosted a Red Pump and Red Tie Event aimed at creating a conversation surrounding … Continue reading

October 15, 2015
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The Long Island Association for AIDS Care celebrates National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD).

October 15, 2015 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. It marks the end of a month long celebration of Hispanic Heritage. Established in 2003, and coordinated by the Latino Commission on AIDS, this day was established to bring awareness of … Continue reading

July 15, 2014
by Liaacinc
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The Faith Communities Project

by D. Ray Ward, MAOM, CASAC, CPP Chief Program Officer Historically, Houses of Worship have been a place that inspires change, hope and faith to community residents.  In addition to spiritual nurturing, they provide shelter, food assistance and other social … Continue reading

August 22, 2013
by Liaacinc
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LIAAC Attends Brentwood’s Annual Health Fair for the Community

On Saturday, July 27th, LIAAC was among many other reputable organizations to attend the Annual Health Fair for the Community at the Rock of Salvation Church in Brentwood. The event was bursting with food, music, families, volunteers, Long Island’s non-profit … Continue reading

May 30, 2013
by Liaacinc
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1969 Stonewall Riots Start of the Gay Rights Movement

by: Dr. Gail Barouh Most people point to the Stonewall riots of 1969 as the modern start date for the gay rights movement. Many people in the gay/lesbian community believe that the death of icon Judy Garland the week before … Continue reading

April 30, 2013
by Liaacinc
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The Black Church and HIV – Sitting on the Sidelines

by:  Dr. Gail Barouh For the 31 years that the US has been involved in the AIDS struggle, government has been fully engaged and involved (although slow to come to the table,) the medical community has been fully engaged and … Continue reading

April 11, 2013
by Liaacinc
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National Minority Health Month- Health Disparity and Discrimination Still Persists.

By Dr. Gail Barouh April is National Minority Health Month. You would think that with the Supreme Court considering the possible overturn of affirmative action, minorities would not need their own health month. But despite what is going on in … Continue reading

February 1, 2013
by Liaacinc
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LIAAC Fighting Stigma and Marginalization on Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Dr. Gail Barouh Black HIV/AIDS awareness day is a national HIV education, testing, leadership and treatment community mobilization initiative that targets Black communities. But it’s also an opportunity to talk about fighting marginalization and stigma. In our society you … Continue reading