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  • NYC LATINO HEALTH ADVOCACY DAY: On Feb. 17th, more than 50 organizations discussed health disparities within Latinos.
  • Dr. Mary Basset, Commissioner, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, opens the briefing discussing health equality.
  • Dr. Mary Bassett engaging attendees on New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s goals
  • Dr. Daskalakis speaks to the work done in the city to engage communities in the governor’s plan to End the AIDS by 2020.
  • Javier Lopez from the newly formed Center for Health Equity, New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
  • Mirtha Colon, President, Hondurans Against AIDS, sharing information on the work being done with the Garifuna Community.
  • Gonzalo Mercado, President, Staten Island Community Job Center speaking to the needs of Latinos in Staten Island.
  • Ernesto Loperena, President, NY Council on Adoptable Children and Latino Commission’s board member.
  • Justin Toro from the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore sharing his experience working with youth at risk for HIV.
  • Luis Scaccabarrozzi, Health Policy & Advocacy Director, Latino Commission on AIDS.
  • Saide Calixto from Mixteca sharing information about reaching out to the Mexican affected by lack of access to services.
  • Daniel Leyva, Religious Leadership Program Coordinator, Latino Commission on AIDS.
  • Participants engaged and listening to speakers at the Third Annual Latino Health Advocacy briefing.
  • Participants engaged in networking and opportunities to collaborate at the end of the briefing.
  • Participants engaged in networking and opportunities to collaborate at the end of the briefing.
  • Participants engaged in networking and opportunities to collaborate at the end of the briefing.
  • Participants fraternizing at the end of the briefing.
  • Folder prepared for the briefing. To request a copy, please email Luis Scaccabarrozzi,
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Latino Commission on AIDS Launches 25th Anniversary Celebration with Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega and Macy’s
New York – The Latino Commission on AIDS proudly kicked-off its 25th anniversary celebrations today at a media reception hosted by Macy’s where Miss Universe... 
Third Annual NYS Latino Health Advocacy Days met with Assistant Speaker, Assembly Member Felix Ortiz
March 11, 2015, Albany, New York — The NYS Latino Health Network, Statewide coalition under the Hispanic Health Network (led by the Latino Commission on AIDS... 
Latino Communities United Towards the Elimination of Health Disparities
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 New York, NY - On February 17th, the Hispanic Health Network, Latino Commission on AIDS, and community partners from a... 
State of Latinos in the Deep South: Challenges & Opportunities
New York, NY. January 27, 2015. Latinos/Hispanics continue to be one of the fastest growing population in Southern states, and the entire nation. The Souther... 
The Global Health Wanderer
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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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