November 27, 2013
World AIDS Day 2013 Long Island
Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation
December 1, 2013, marks the 25th annual observance of World AIDS Day. The Suffolk County Department of Health Services and its community partners encourage residents to do what they can next week to stop the spread of HIV, whether it is by getting tested, participating in outreach and educational events or donating to help find a cure. Following is a list of World AIDS Day events.
LIAAC: AIDS Education and Testing Initiative
The Long Island Association for AIDS Care will be launching a week-‐long HIV/AIDS education and testing initiative in recognition of World AIDS Day. Staff will provide outreach and referrals and confidential HIV testing and education within Long Island’s communities as follows:
HIV Outreach, Condom Distribution and referrals
Where: Nuts n Bolts, 1083 Main St., Holbrook
When: November 30, 2013, 6 p.m.-‐ 2 a.m.
Free and Confidential Testing
Where: The white, unmarked van parked at the Hispanic Counseling Center, 344 Fulton Ave., Hempstead
When: Monday, December 2, 2013, 10 a.m. –1 p.m.
Where: The white, unmarked van parked at the Hempstead Bus Terminal
When: Monday, December 2, 2013, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
HIV 101 presentation
Where: Outreach Development, 452 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood
When: December 2, 2013, 1 p.m. -- 2 p.m.
HIV Education and Outreach
Where: North Babylon Public Library, 815 Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon
When: December 4, 2013, 12 p.m.--3 p.m.
For more information or to support LIAAC, call 631-385-2451 or visit www.LIAAC.org
Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) and the Long Island GLBT Community Center (The Center)
During the entire month of December, LIGALY and The Center will be hosting at their Centers in Bay Shore, Sag Harbor and Garden City, educational sessions and testing events for staff and students of various local medical training institutes. These sessions will discuss the impact of HIV and AIDS, present strategies for promoting testing and care, and provide an opportunity for these professionals to test for HIV, both to familiarize themselves with an open and accepting testing process and to promote testing by example.
Where: The Centers, 34 Park Ave., Bay Shore
44 Union Street, Sag Harbor
400 Garden City Plaza, Suite 110, Garden City
When: Throughout December 2013
Contact: Bay Shore, 631.665.2300; Sag Harbor, 631.899.4950; Garden City, 631.899.4950
Free and Confidential HIV and STI Testing
Where: The Center, 34 Park Ave., Bay Shore
When: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. –9 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.—12 midnight
Where: 44 Union Street, Sag Harbor
When: Tuesdays, 1 p.m. –9 p.m. and Thursdays, 3 p.m. –9 p.m.
Where: 400 Garden City Plaza, Suite 110, Garden City
When: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.—9 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.
For more information or to support LIGALY and The Center, call 631-665-2300 or visit www.ligaly.org/content.php?pgID=910
LIMAC: Testing and Education
The Long Island Minority AIDS Coalition (LIMAC) exists to raise awareness for AIDS and HIV and bring change to the lives of those they serve in the Long Island community.
Where: The Harm Reduction Mobile Van parks at the corner of Bedell and Main Streets in Hempstead
When: Monday, December 2, 2013, and Friday, December 6, 2013, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Note: LIMAC offers testing and education every Monday and Friday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. throughout the year. For more information or to donate to LIMAC, call 631-225-5500 or visit www.limaccares.org/welcome.html
Hidden Infections: What Congregations Need to Know!
The Regional Planning Committee of the AIDS Institute invites you to learn about the spread of hidden diseases, HIV/STI and Hepatitis C, what resources are available and how congregations can educate their members and stop new infections.
Where: Holy Trinity Baptist Church: 300 Albany Avenue, Amityville
When: Monday, December 9, 2013, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Registration is required by December 2, 2013.
Contact: Elizabeth Greenwood at 800-692-8528, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday
David E. Rogers MD Center World AIDS Day Event
The Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival and the David E. Rogers Center will conduct a panel discussion and screening of the film How to Survive a Plague. LIGALY and The Center will be providing HIV rapid testing during the duration of the event, in addition to providing information about HIV testing and prevention services. The event is free. Space is limited
Where: Bay Street Theatre, Long Wharf, Sag Harbor
When: Thursday, December 5, 2013, 5 p.m.
For more information about the event, call the David E. Rogers, MD Center, 631-287-5990
Memorial Ceremony, Dinner and Award Presentation
The United Way of Long Island and the Nassau-Suffolk Planning Council invite you to join them at the annual world aids day event 2013. The event is free and will include dinner and dancing. Transportation is not provided.
Where: Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (F.R.E.E.),
191 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Road, Old Bethpage, NY 11804
When: Friday, December 6, 2013 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Registration is required by November 29, 2013.
Contact: Joan Jones at 631-940-3710
For HIV information, referrals, or information on how to get a Free HIV test, without having to give your name and without waiting for an appointment, call the New York State Department of Health’s Anonymous HIV Testing Program: 1-800-462-6786.
Show your support of World AIDS Day by wearing a red ribbon on December 1st.
For more information on World AIDS Day, visit: http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/world-aids-day/