The Long Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc.

Long Island's Oldest and Largest AIDS
Service Provider Since 1986

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New York State Communities of Color (Project REACH)

  • Free and confidential HIV rapid testing and counseling

  • Free and confidential Hepatitus C rapid testing

  • Free and confidential urine screenings for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

  • Referrals to mental health treatment services and substance abuse treatment

  • Single-session, video-based HIV/STI prevention programs designed to encourage condom use and improve condom negotiation skills

  • Collaboration with newly diagnosed and existing clients in identifying their social networks

Project REACH (Risk Education Awareness Community Health) provides rapid HIV and HCV counseling, testing, and referral services as well as STI(sexually transmitted infection) screenings for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, to at-risk racial and ethnic heterosexual minority adults 16 years and older.  In addition, the program provides Health Education Risk Reduction services and a single session workshop titled VOICES/VOCES, designed to develop condom negotiation skills.  Project REACH also works to increase risk awareness among injection drug users through a syringe voucher program; vouchers can be redeemed for clean syringes at participating Walgreens Pharmacy’s.

  • There are more than 1.5 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the US
  • 3 million Americans have chronic Hepatitus C infection - 300,000 infected in New York State
  • 1 of every 33 Baby Boomers are infected with Hepatitus C
  • 19 million STIs occur annually - 1 in 5 people in the US has an STI
  • Individuals with STIs are at least two to five times more likely than uninfected individuals to acquire HIV if exposed
  • Black/African Americans account for 46% of the estimated AIDS cases, 70% of gonorrhea cases and almost half of all chlamydia cases
  • Hispanics account for 17% of AIDS cases and 19% of all reported Chlamydia cases
  • The majority of individuals infected with Chlamydia and Gonorrhea show no symptoms, and if left untreated can result in infertility

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