December 3, 2013
UPDATE: Please note added events/information.
World AIDS Day 2013 Long Island
Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation
December 1, 2013, marked 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 this month 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.
World AIDS Day Movie Night
Da’ Truth Sexual Health Promotion Youth Leader Program will be showing Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor. Beverages will be served and HIV testing will be provided. Those who get tested will receive a brownie. All are welcome. Please register in advance.
Where: EOC Corporate: 134 Jackson Street Hempstead
When: Thursday, December 4, 2013, at 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Melissa Maldonado at 516-292-9710 Ext. 291
LIAAC: AIDS Education and Testing Initiative
The Long Island Association for AIDS Care offers community based services, including rapid HIV, hepatitis C and STI testing, throughout the year on its mobile van. Call on the hotline 1-877-865-4222 to ask the mobile van to visit your neighborhood. LIACC is hosting the following events in recognition of World AIDS Day:
HIV Testing and Outreach
Where: The unmarked van parked at Walgreens 2095 Dutch Broadway Elmont
When: Thursday, December 4, 2013, 2 p.m. –4 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: 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: 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
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.
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
For more information about the event, call the David E. Rogers, MD Center, 631-287-5990
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.
For more information on World AIDS Day, visit: http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/world-aids-day/