The LIAAC Blog

News and thoughts from the Long Island Association for AIDS Care

July 31, 2013
by Liaacinc
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President Obama Vows to Direct Attention to AIDS Research

by: Gail Barouh President Obama has been the target of criticism after being addressed as not fully supporting the AIDS epidemic. Most of the disapproval began to speak louder volumes proceeding Obama’s trip to Africa this summer.  Critics have argued … Continue reading

July 29, 2013
by Liaacinc
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Possible Cure? Two Men Treated for Cancer Now HIV Free

by: Gail Barouh In HIV/AIDS news recently, two men that received bone marrow transplants now appear to be HIV free after cancer treatments. Various media outlets reported on the exciting new progress on the battle against HIV on Wednesday, July … Continue reading

June 26, 2013
by Liaacinc
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June is LGBT Pride Month

by: Dr. Gail Barouh LGBT History Month originated in the United States and was first celebrated in 1994. It was founded by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson. Among early supporters and members of the first coordinating committee were Kevin … 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

March 6, 2013
by Liaacinc
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Day Recognizes Special Risks HIV/AIDS Poses for Women and Girls

By Dr. Gail Barouh March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  This day was created to recognize the special risks HIV/AIDS pose for women and girls and to raise awareness of how the disease impacts them. Women … 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

September 21, 2012
by Liaacinc
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Healthy Aging Month Promoted Through LIAAC’s Seasoned Adult Program

By Dr. Gail Barouh Healthy Aging Month is an annual observance month designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older, it promotes taking personal responsibility for one’s health. Growing older in a healthy way is what … Continue reading