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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...

Yai Vargas Nominated to Win $25,000 Grant. Proceeds to Benefit the Latino Commission on AIDS.
New York, NY August 2, 2018 - Yai Vargas, Benefit Committee Member of the Latino Commission on AIDS & Founder and CEO of The Latinista, has been selected as one of the Coors Light Líderes finalists for her commitment to empower the Latino community...

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...
Governor Cuomo Outlines Fiscal year 2019 Budget
New York, NY January 22, 2018- Middle of January Governor Andrew M. Cuomo made public for fiscal year 2019 his Executive Budget, which continues the state's efforts to deliver on the promise of progressive government...
Welcome and Best Wishes to
Dr. Mitchell H. Katz, the New President of NYC Health+ Hospitals

New York, January 9, 2018. The Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Health Network congratulates Dr. Mitchell H. Katz on his new role as President of NYC Health +Hospitals...
Latinas & HIV in NYC Health Brief
New York, NY. December 11th, 2017. Today, the Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Health Network released our Latinas and HIV in NYC Health Brief. Members of multiple programs and departments of the Latino Commission on AIDS worked to develop this important brief...
AFRICAN-AMERICAN and LATINO AIDS AWARENESS: New holistic center is 'oasis' for Latino LGBT community
By JAY MWAMBA. Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Like in the African-American community, HIV remains an ongoing crisis among young gay Latino men in the United States despite the successes in treatment and medication...
On the Eve of World AIDS Day, the NYC Council recognizes the work of the Latino Commission on AIDS
New York, NY, November 30, 2017. On the eve of World AIDS Day, the NYC Council led by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito presented a proclamation in recognition of the work of the Latino Commission on AIDS.
Dr. Vincent Guilamo-Ramos to Receive National Hispanic Medical Association Leadership Award
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Professor and Director of NYU Silver's Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH), has been selected to receive the 2017 Hispanic Health ...
Big Congratulations to Mayor Bill De Blasio on his Re-Election
New York, NY, November 9, 2017 - The Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Health Network would like to congratulate Mayor Bill de Blasio for winning the re-election for Mayor of the City of New York...
HHS Strategic Plan Needs to be Comprehensive and Inclusive to Health Disparities at Multiple Levels Statement on HHS's Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022
New York, NY November 3, 2017- The Latino Commission on AIDS as an Hispanic, LGBTQ and communities of color serving organization is concerned with the Health and Human Services (HHS) Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022.. ...
Guillermo Chacón invited to attend the World Hepatitis Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil
New York, NY, October 30, 2017- The goal of the event is to work on implementing a worldwide health strategy toward the elimination of hepatitis as a public health threat at the global level. ...
Luis Scaccabarrozzi, MPH, named Vice-President of the Latino Commission on AIDS
New York, NY, October 11, 2017- Luis Scaccabarrozzi has been appointed Vice President of the Latino Commission on AIDS. As the Senior Director of Health Policy and Advocacy at the Commission...
Communities Across the Country Commemorate National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day 2017
New York, NY, October 11, 2017- National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), is held each year on the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, on October 15. This year NLAAD had a gigantic success mobilizing communities and...
Launching of National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day 2017, "Be a Superhero. Defeat HIV."
New York, NY, September 22, 2017- On October 15 the U.S. commemorates National Latinx AIDS Awareness (NLAAD), an opportunity to bring together Latino communities, Latino service providers...
Latino Commission's Statement on Violence in Charlottesville, VA
New York, NY, August 17, 2017- "Hate, racism, discrimination, and bigotry must never be met with silence or half-hearted rebukes, stated Guillermo Chacon," President of the Latino Commission...
REPORT RELEASED: Illuminating the Needs of the Forgotten - "Olvidados":
A National Health Assessment of
Latinos Growing Older with HIV

New York, NY, July 5, 2017- The Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Health Network release a national report "Illuminating the Needs of the Forgotten "Olvidados":...
NYC Remembers Orlando: An Opportunity for Healing
New York, NY, June 12, 2017- OASIS: Latino LGBT Wellness Center, a program of the Latino Commission on AIDS hosted an event to memorialize the lives we lost at Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida on the one-year anniversary...
Trump Budget Will Create Challenges to Eliminate HIV & Hepatitis
New York City, NY, May, 24 2017 - President Donald Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal includes severe cuts to many HIV and HIV-related programs and no increases for hepatitis prevention...
Communities Come Together to Support Transgender Communities in Puerto Rico
New York, NY. April 19, 2017 -A national letter signed by 120 organizations nationally and more than 160 community leaders, advocates, and officials asking the President of the Senate...
Protecting Transgender Rights in Puerto Rico is protecting Transgender Rights Everywhere
April 10, 2017 - New York City, NY - Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Council Speaker along with a broad coalition of concerned community members, civic and elected leaders and organizations...

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