Posts Tagged ‘event’

April is STD Awareness Month

Saturday, April 1st, 2023

April is STD Awareness Month! Visit the official website for more details.

International Overdose Awareness Day (Official)

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st. Learn more here.

April is STD Awareness Month

Friday, April 1st, 2022

April is STD Awareness Month! Visit the official website for more details.

National Condom Week

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Happy National Condom Week!National Condom Week is usually celebrated the same week as Valentine’s Day in the USA

In the US, February is National Condom Month. Originally started on the campus of the University of California – Berkeley, it has grown into a educational even for high schools, colleges, family planning organizations, AIDS groups, sexually transmitted disease awareness groups, pharmacies and condom manufacturers.

Even though the week has grown, it continues to emphasize the importance of using using humor to help educate. Part of that has been to come up with slogans through the years for the week such as:

Don’t be silly, protect your willy
When in doubt, shroud your spout
It will be sweeter if you wrap your peter
No glove, no love!

While humor is used to help provide education, National Condom Week has become a tool to help educate young adults about serious risks involved with unprotected sex. This includes the risk of catching and spreading sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS as well as helping to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

For more resources, visit NationalCondomWeek.com.

International Overdose Awareness Day (Official)

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day is observed annually on August 31st. Learn more here.

Free HIV/STD Testing at the LOFT – Third Tuesdays

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Free HIV/STI Testing at the LOFT

Free HIV/STI Testing is provided through a collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS) on a monthly basis at The LOFTIncludes testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis.

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Free HIV/STI Testing is conducted at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday of month from 5:00pm-8:00pm by appointment only.  Testing is fast, free, and discreet.

In collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS), free, in-person HIV & STI screening is back at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic new procedures have been put into place to ensure the safety of you, LOFT and HVCS staff.

  • You must make an appointment, no drop-ins will be able to be screened that day.
  • Pre-screening and counseling will be done prior to the appointment by phone with an HVCS counselor.
  • You must answer a COVID-19  health
    survey before you enter the center and have a thermal scan.
  • You must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth for the duration of the in-person appointment.

To start the process and make an appointment contact Jamel Gray at [email protected] or call  (914)-785-8214.

If you are unable to visit The LOFT  during the appointment period, additional appointments can be scheduled a different day and time either at The LOFT or an HVCS location.  Contact HVCS to find out more. 

Free HIV/STD Testing at the LOFT – Third Tuesdays

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Free HIV/STI Testing at the LOFT

Free HIV/STI Testing is provided through a collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS) on a monthly basis at The LOFTIncludes testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis.

________________________________________

Free HIV/STI Testing is conducted at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday of month from 5:00pm-8:00pm by appointment only.  Testing is fast, free, and discreet.

In collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS), free, in-person HIV & STI screening is back at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic new procedures have been put into place to ensure the safety of you, LOFT and HVCS staff.

  • You must make an appointment, no drop-ins will be able to be screened that day.
  • Pre-screening and counseling will be done prior to the appointment by phone with an HVCS counselor.
  • You must answer a COVID-19  health
    survey before you enter the center and have a thermal scan.
  • You must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth for the duration of the in-person appointment.

To start the process and make an appointment contact Jamel Gray at [email protected] or call  (914)-785-8214.

If you are unable to visit The LOFT  during the appointment period, additional appointments can be scheduled a different day and time either at The LOFT or an HVCS location.  Contact HVCS to find out more. 

Free HIV/STD Testing at the LOFT – Third Tuesdays

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Free HIV/STI Testing at the LOFT

Free HIV/STI Testing is provided through a collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS) on a monthly basis at The LOFTIncludes testing for HIV, Hepatitis C, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis.

________________________________________

Free HIV/STI Testing is conducted at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday of month from 5:00pm-8:00pm by appointment only.  Testing is fast, free, and discreet.

In collaboration with Hudson Valley Community Services (HVCS), free, in-person HIV & STI screening is back at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic new procedures have been put into place to ensure the safety of you, LOFT and HVCS staff.

  • You must make an appointment, no drop-ins will be able to be screened that day.
  • Pre-screening and counseling will be done prior to the appointment by phone with an HVCS counselor.
  • You must answer a COVID-19  health
    survey before you enter the center and have a thermal scan.
  • You must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth for the duration of the in-person appointment.

To start the process and make an appointment contact Jamel Gray at [email protected] or call  (914)-785-8214.

If you are unable to visit The LOFT  during the appointment period, additional appointments can be scheduled a different day and time either at The LOFT or an HVCS location.  Contact HVCS to find out more. 

40th Anniversary of the First AIDS Cases

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

This June 5th, the world will mark the 40th Anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS identified in the U.S. The 40th Anniversary of HIV signifies a moment in history where we remember those we’ve lost to HIV/AIDS and honor their memories. The 2021 tagline is: 40 Years of Progress – It’s time to End the HIV Epidemic. It is a time to pay tribute to the U.S. scientists, researchers, advocates, healthcare professionals, and public health workers who have contributed to our global effort to end the HIV epidemic. The commitments of international partners, federal agencies, advocates, and community organizations who work tirelessly on the frontlines in face of this global public health crisis are what push us forward. This milestone is an opportunity to reaffirm commitment to tackling HIV, demonstrating that despite the worldwide challenges due to COVID-19, we remain focused on ensuring resources and capacity to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. and abroad.

Learn more and download tools to help raise awareness at:

www.hiv.gov/events/40-years-of-hiv

View our agency timeline for a look back at the beginnings of HVCS.

HIV Long-Term Survivors Day

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (HLTSAD) is June 5, 2021. This June 5th also marks the 40th anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS identified in the US in 1981. 

With the theme “AIDS at 40: Envisioning a Future We Never Imagined”, Let’s Kick ASS‑AIDS Survivor Syndrome invites all HIV/AIDS long-term survivors to send us YOUR unmet needs, issues, and challenges.

Send an email to: [email protected]. Between now and September 1, 2020, we will compile your priorities, and together we’ll mobilize for change.

On September 18, 2021, HIV and Aging Awareness Day, we’ll begin working on tangible calls to action to ensure our needs are addressed. September 18 is also the anniversary of LKA’s first town hall in 2013.

It’s up to us to set our plan of action addressing the present-day and future needs, issues, and challenges facing people living longest with HIV/AIDS.

We’ve waited long enough.

HLTSAD is not a time to look back at our traumatic pasts. (That’s for World AIDS Day.) Our goal over the coming months is to set our own agenda for moving forward and take action to make changes. 

People living with HIV/AIDS deserve to age with dignity.