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News and thoughts from the Long Island Association for AIDS Care

November 6, 2017
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SAMHSA announces new grant for LIAAC

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded grants totaling $166 million over five years through its Targeted Capacity Expansion-HIV (TCE-HIV) Program and its Prevention Navigator Program. Through the two grant programs, SAMHSA expects to fund seventy-nine grants … Continue reading

October 18, 2017
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LIAAC Receives Five Year Grant Award from SAMHSA

LIAAC is excited to announce that we have been awarded funding by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) for a HIV testing and substance abuse prevention/treatment program, focusing on Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), transgender individuals … Continue reading

August 14, 2017
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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

June 28, 2017
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An Interview with Dr. Gail Barouh: Long Island’s History with HIV/AIDS and the Accomplishments of LIAAC

By Sara Guando 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. … Continue reading

May 18, 2017
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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

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

September 5, 2013
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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 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

July 29, 2013
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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

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