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BJs Wholesale Club Supports LIGALY

Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) received a $5,000 grant from BJ’s Wholesale Club to support LIGALY’s efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS


Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth (LIGALY) received a $5,000 grant from BJ’s Wholesale Club to support LIGALY’s efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. This first-time grant from BJ's Wholesale Club will support the purchase of rapid HIV tests so that GLBT youth can receive results of their test within 20 minutes.

LIGALY's HIV Prevention Program works to stop the spread of HIV among GLBT youth, particularly young gay and bisexual men of color who are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. In addition to HIV testing, LIGALY's HIV Prevention Program provides a range of prevention and support services, including interactive groups and workshops that provide prevention education, and community-building activities such as the recent TRUE Calling video project that engages GLBT youth in creating video messages about HIV/AIDS. A unique component of LIGALY's HIV Prevention Program is the offering of STD screenings, conducted by trained LIGALY staff, so that GLBT youth know their STD status, too, as having an STD can increase the risk of contracting HIV by 2 to 23 times. HIV Testing and STD Screenings are available during scheduled drop-in hours in The Center at Bay Shore on Wednesdays 5:00 to 8:00 pm and at The Center at Garden City on Thursdays, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, or by appointment by calling 631-665-2300 or 516-323-0011.

Read more about LIGALY’s HIV Prevention Program here. LIGALY thanks BJ’s for its support to help stop the spread of HIV among GLBT youth.

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