The LIAAC Blog

News and thoughts from the Long Island Association for AIDS Care

November 1, 2017
by Liaacinc
Comments Off on Countdown to World AIDS Day 2017

Countdown to World AIDS Day 2017

Since 1988, World AIDS Day has been globally observed on December 1st to unite the world in the fight against HIV. It was created to show support for people living with HIV and commemorate those who have died from AIDS-related … Continue reading

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

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
Comments Off on The Affordable Health Care Act and Its impact on HIV/AIDS Affected Long Island

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Comments Off on The Faith Communities Project

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

September 5, 2013
by Liaacinc
Comments Off on Come to the Rescue of Your Health By Eating Right

Come to the Rescue of Your Health By Eating Right

by: Gail Barouh “You are what you eat” is a phrase we are sure to hear at some point in our lives from our parents and educators. As we grow older, the meaning of that one phrase seems to hold … Continue reading

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

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