The LIAAC Blog

News and thoughts from the Long Island Association for AIDS Care

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

August 14, 2017
by Liaacinc
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The Affordable Health Care Act and Its impact on HIV/AIDS Affected Long Island

By Kristina Robles No matter what side of the national health care debate that you are on, there is no denying that the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), or as it is nicknamed Obamacare, made significant changes to the treatment … Continue reading

June 28, 2017
by Liaacinc
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An Interview with Dr. Gail Barouh: Long Island’s History with HIV/AIDS and the Accomplishments of LIAAC

By Sara Guando This July, LIAAC congratulates President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gail Barouh, for her incredible career with LIAAC and noble service to the Long Island community. As she begins her retirement we offer sincere gratitude to Dr. … 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

May 5, 2017
by Liaacinc
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LIAAC receives Grant Award from Center for Disease Control and Prevention for Young Men of Color who have Sex with Men

LIAAC is excited to announce that we have been awarded funding by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for a comprehensive HIV prevention program, focusing on Young Men of Color who have Sex with Men (YMSM). LIAAC’s YMSM Alternative Prevention … Continue reading

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