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News and thoughts from the Long Island Association for AIDS Care

October 15, 2015
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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
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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

August 22, 2013
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LIAAC Attends Brentwood’s Annual Health Fair for the Community

On Saturday, July 27th, LIAAC was among many other reputable organizations to attend the Annual Health Fair for the Community at the Rock of Salvation Church in Brentwood. The event was bursting with food, music, families, volunteers, Long Island’s non-profit … Continue reading

July 31, 2013
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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

June 26, 2013
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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

April 30, 2013
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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

November 8, 2011
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The Elena M. Perez Memorial Grant – an Opportunity for Community

by Dr. Gail Barouh At LIAAC, we are extremely honored to have been chosen to be this year’s recipient of the Bank of America Elena M. Perez Memorial Grant.  This prestigious award, which was presented to me at the 7th … Continue reading

September 16, 2011
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Prevention is Still Key – Reflections on the National HIV Prevention Conference

by Dr. Gail Barouh The National HIV Prevention Conference took place in Atlanta this August and the Long Island Association for AIDS Care was there. We were particularly pleased that Romarie McCue, LIAAC’s Director of Mobile Outreach, was invited to … Continue reading