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New York State Department of Health - Prevention Agenda 2013-2017
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  • CIELO 2015: On May 15, the Latino Commission celebrated its 25th Anniversary at their annual gala, Cielo.
  • Cielo 2015 Madrinas and Padrinos.
  • Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega and Chuck Imhof, Delta Air Lines Cielo Award Recipient.
  • Guillermo Chacon, Latino Commission on AIDS; Dan O'Connell, NYS AIDS Inst., Cielo Award Recipient, and Dr. Yvette Calderon.
  • Justin Toro, Adolescent AIDS Program, Cielo Award Recipient and Justina Machado, Actress.
  • Mondo Guerra Fashion Presentation.
  • Cielo Emceees: Sibila Vargas, NBC4NY47 and J.W. Cortes, Actor
  • Oscar Hernandez, Spanish Harlem Orchestra; Dineen Garcia, Macys; Guillermo Chacon & Roy Cosme, Arcos Communications.
  • Eduardo Morales; Anna Villafane, Broadway Actress and Mondo Guerra, Fashion Designer.
  • Alex Perez, Mr Latino 2014; Astra, Radio Host; Guillermo Chacon and Jomil Luna, Mr Latino 2013.
  • Cielo Silent Auction
  • Cielo Awards
Today, Thursday (July 30), the White House will release the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Nation's Roadmap for responding to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic
New York, New York, July 30, 2015 – Thursday July 30, The White House National Office of AIDS Policy will release the United States’ updated National HIV/AID... 
From Blueprint to Action: Ending the Epidemic - New York State Regional Discussions
New York, NY, July 29, 2015 — As part of New York State’s Ending the Epidemic initiative, a series of Statewide Regional and Borough discussions are schedul... 
Ending the Epidemic Webinar Series
New York, NY, July 29, 2015 — The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute is making available a webinar series designed to engage a wide range of ... 
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U.S. Supreme Court declared Freedom to Marry
New York, NY. June 26th, 2015 – Today, in a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry violates t... 
The Global Health Wanderer
By Emily Klukas, MPH
While in-flight magazines are not always thought of as the highlight of the journey, I have grown to slightly look forward to the 15 minutes post take off where I am not yet allowed to turn on my ... 
HIV-Positive and in Denial
By David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
Q: My husband is HIV-positive. I found out about it five years ago, but he refuses to see a doctor to maintain his health. Recently he broke out with a bad case of shingles. He’s co... 

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