The LIAAC Blog

News and thoughts from the Long Island Association for AIDS Care

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

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 12, 2013
by Liaacinc
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National Condom Awareness Day Helps Re-focus Spotlight on Safer Sex

By Dr. Gail Barouh Among recent advances in HIV treatment, one of the most noteworthy has been the reduction of transmission risk in patients receiving successful anti-retroviral treatments. Unfortunately, many media outlets have misinterpreted this and insinuated in their reports … 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

October 12, 2012
by Liaacinc
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LIAAC honors National Latino AIDS Awareness Day through Project REACH

By Gail Barouh The last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, October 15th, has been designated as National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). In 2003, NLAAD was established in response to the impact of HIV and AIDS on Hispanic/Latino communities nationwide. … Continue reading

September 26, 2012
by Liaacinc
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LIAAC Prevention Specialist Describes Outreach and Testing for Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Thursday, September 27 is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Through Project Safety Net, LIAAC does HIV/AIDS education outreach and testing at local Long Island gay bars and venues. To give us an idea of what this is all about, … Continue reading