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Zero Transphobia Campaign Unveiling
New York, NY, November 4th 2019- As the launching of the Zero Transphobia Campaign occurs we have reasons to celebrate this historic day with the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) taking effect in New York State. For far too long, transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals ...

Guillermo Chacon helps to #SpreadFactsNotFear
This year's National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is focused on addressing HIV in our communities and addressing HIV-related stigma. That's why Latiis speaking out about the importance of having inclusive and ......

Kick-Off to National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day 2019
New York, NY, October 11, 2019 - National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), is held each year on the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month - October 15. NLAAD has been successful in mobilizing communities to raise ......

Ednita Nazario: Latina Champion for LGBTQ rights Present at NYC World Pride
New York, NY- June 28, 2019- Oasis, Latino LGBTS Wellness Center is honored to name Ednita Nazario as "Madrina" (Godmother) in this year's NYC World Pride commemorating the historic worldwide 50th Anniversary of Stonewall.....

On World PRIDE Month: Remembering the 49. Three years since the Pulse Nightclub Massacre!
New York, New York, June 13, 2019 - Yesterday marks three years since a gunman murdered 49 people, injured 53 others and traumatized hundreds more at Pulse nightclub in Orlando and many members of the LGBTQ community....

United Against Homophobia "ZERO Homophobia" Campaign Kick-off
New York, New York, May 17, 2019 - The Oasis Latino LGBTS Wellness Center led a community effort to bring attention to the impact of Homophobia within our communities. The campaign, designed to create awareness to erase Homophobia in the Hispanic community...

Humberto Cruz PRESENTE!
New York, New York, April 19, 2019 - It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Humberto Cruz. This is without a doubt a tremendous loss for our communities. ....

Maureen M. Goodenow, Ph.D., NIH Researcher to be Honored with 2019 Esperanza (Hope) Award from the Latino Commission on AIDS at Annual Cielo Gala
New York, NY, April 15, 2019- Maureen M. Goodenow, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health (NIH) Associate Director for AIDS Research and Director of the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) will be presented the 2019 Esperanza Award ....

CDC Data shows that Progress in HIV Prevention has Stalled. Concerning Increase among Latinos. Call to action!
New York, NY, March 5, 2019-The new CDC report shows concerns around the increase of HIV among multiple population subgroups. Data indicate that annual HIV infections declined in some populations, but increased in others....

Community forum on the impact of Stigma, Homophobia, Transphobia and Xenophobia on Healthcare Access
February 28, 2019, New York, NY - On February 26th, the Hispanic Health Network and the Latino Commission on AIDS convened over ninety community partners from New York City to hold a health briefing on the impact of stigma, homophobia, ...

Cautiously encouraged by President Trump's State of the Union Announcement on Ending HIV by 2030
New York, NY, February 6, 2019- President Trump's State of the Union Address announcement to eliminate the HIV epidemic in the U.S. by 2030 is very important. ...

NLAAD 2018 Impact Report Released.
The Latino Commission on AIDS presents the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) 2018 Impact Report. NLAAD was held on October 15 as every year since 2003. ...

NYC Care:Health Care Plan for All New Yorkers Mayor Bill de Blasio bold action places people first
New York, NY. January 8, 2019 - Mayor Bill de Blasio announced NYC Care, the largest, most comprehensive plan in the nation to guarantee health care for every New Yorker. ...

The Commission's Best Pictures of 2018
As another year comes to a close, let's take a look back at some photos of 2018 that illustrates some of the Latino Commission on AIDS work....

Dr. Oxiris Barbot Appointed NYC Health Commissioner. Deserved Appointment and our warmest congratulations.
New York, NY, December 20, 2018 - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with First lady Chirlane McCray announced yesterday Dr. Oxiris Barbot's appointment as New York City Health Commissioner...

Investing in Trans-led Community Based Organizations on Organizational Development Empowers Transgender Communities
New York, NY, December 20, 2018. As we close 2018, we want to share a unique capacity building and technical assistance program that works with Trans-led and Trans-serving organizations in New York City....

Luis Scaccabarrozzi Appointed to Hepatitis C Elimination Task Force in New York State
New York, NY, November 6, 2018 - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in October the New York State (NYS) Task Force for Hepatitis C Elimination...

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) 2018 was Commemorated Nationally
This year's NLAAD was honored in more than 70 cities in over 27 states and U.S. territories with a variety of events that promoted HIV testing, prevention options (consistent use of condoms and PrEP), and the benefits of HIV treatment (U=U)...

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day 2018, "Ending HIV is Everyone's Job."
New York, NY, September 24, 2018 - This year's theme focuses on the tools available to address HIV in our communities and it wanted to be simple, direct and powerful. ...

KnowNOW and The Latino Commission on AIDS Establish Strategic Partnership
New York, NY, September 19, 2018 - KnowNow and the Latino Commission on AIDS announced today in New York City their agreement to establish a groundbreaking private/community partnership....

Important meeting to address the HIV crisis among Hispanics/Latinx.
New York, NY-August 29, 2018. On Monday August 27 an important national meeting took place in Atlanta, GA to address the HIV crisis affecting Hispanics/Latinx. The meeting hosted by the National Hispanic Medical Association, included individuals...

The Latino AIDS crisis you don't see: We need to do more; lives are at risk
The U.S. Latino community faces an HIV/AIDS crisis, but chances are, you didn't know. Over the past years, the estimated rate of new HIV infections overall in the U.S. have fallen steadily ...

New York City Department of Health Launches "¡LISTOS! First-Ever and Historic PrEP Campaign Conceived in Spanish
New York City, May 17, 2018 - The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), in partnership with the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), launched "¡Listos!", a sex-positive social marketing campaign

Do you know PrEP Providers that are serving Hispanic/Latinx Communities?
We're respectfully request your assistance to identify the name of medical providers, clinics, community centers who are providing services to Latino communities.

Guillermo Chacon invited to speak at the 5th annual SYNChronicity National Conference April 22-24, 2018 in Washington, DC.
New York, NY, April 18, 2018. The SYNChronicity National Conference planning committee has invited Guillermo Chacon to join a distinguished panel on Monday, April 23, 2018 during the second plenary session ...

New York Community Groups Call on City, State, Federal Actors to Increase Funding for Tuberculosis
New York, March 22, 2018 - African Services Committee, FPWA, Hispanic Federation, Hispanic Health Network, Housing Works, Latino Commission on AIDS, the New York Immigration Coalition, and Treatment Action Group call on New York City...

Successful Reunion Latina Training Institute in Albany, New York
-Powerful Latino Health Legislative Educational Days

New York, March 19, 2018. The week of March 12, the NYS Latino Health Advocacy Network conducted successful Legislative Educational Days in Albany, New York. The delegation met with members of Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration...

Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Expansion of Enhanced Rental Assistance Program To Increase Access To Affordable Housing For New Yorkers Living With HIV/AIDS
March 16, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he is advancing a statewide expansion of the HIV/AIDS Services...
Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic Reopens After an Extensive Expansion and Modernization of Its Historic Building
March 15, 2018 - The Health Department today announced the official reopening of the Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic ...
AIDSVu Releases First-Ever Data on PrEP Users by State Across the U.S.
March 6, 2018 - Today, AIDSVu released the first-ever interactive state-level maps visualizing a 73 percent average annual increase in persons using PrEP across the U.S.
Latino Commission on AIDS Launches Study of Healthcare Engagement Needs of Latino Gay and Bisexual Men Living with HIV/AIDS
February 20, 2018 - Today, the Latino Commission on AIDS announced an innovative research study to explore the patterns of retention and engagement...
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