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

November 3, 2017
by Liaacinc
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Keep Talking: Suicide and LGBTQ Youth

By Sara Guando There are some words commonly associated with a person’s passing: elderly, sick, disease, “it was his/her time…” Sadly, too many Long Islanders know someone who does not fit these terms. Would you be surprised to know that … 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

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

  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. Barouh for … 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

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

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

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