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October 15, 2018
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The Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Observes National Latinx 
AIDS Awareness Day

Every October 15th, on the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, National Latinx AIDS Awareness is observed in the United States. The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) and the Hispanic Federation organizes the day to mobilize community based organizations, community … Continue reading

July 23, 2018
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The Long Island Association for AIDS Care (LIAAC) recognizes National African American Hepatitis C Action Day

July 25, 2018 marks the Sixth Annual National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD), lead by the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) and the Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment (COPE). It is a day dedicated to … Continue reading

May 11, 2018
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LIAAC Recognizes Hepatitis Awareness Month and National Hepatitis Testing Day

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19, 2018 is National Hepatitis Testing Day, an opportunity to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encouraging priority populations to get tested. According to the Centers … Continue reading

February 21, 2018
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The Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. Observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

February 7, 2018 marks the 18th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. NBHAAD was founded in 1999 as a … Continue reading

May 30, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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