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Fighting HIV/STIs

Free and Confidential HIV/STI Testing

LIGALY and The Center offer free, quick, and confidential HIV/STI testing at all three community centers across Long Island. Get results in as little as 20 minutes, by appointment or during drop-in hours. Free condoms.

The Center at Bay Shore Drop-In Hours: Wednesdays from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and third Fridays from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm (ages 13-21 only)

The Center at Woodbury Drop-In Hours: Thursdays from 5:00pm – 8:00pm

The Hamptons LGBT Center: By appointment only

For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 631.665.2300 or email testing@lgbtnetwork.org


Syphilis is on the rise.

Syphilis rates are 40% higher than last year, and at least 67% of new male cases are among gay and bi men.  

The Network is working to keep our community healthy through its prevention efforts, including education.  The Network is letting gay and bi men know the three easy ways to help avoid and prevent syphilis: getting tested, knowing the signs and symptoms, and protecting yourself.

The Network can test you for syphilis at each of its centers, and provides information and education about syphilis on its web site. The Network also provides free safer sex materials including condoms.


Early Intervention Services

The Early Intervention Services Program (EIS) can link newly HIV diagnosed individuals living in Nassau County manage the intial stages of identifying and maintaining access to overall care.  This program is created to give individuals the needed support, guidance, and linkage to care services to live a happy and healthy live. EIS also engages high risk communities to help reduce the stigma of "Knowing Your Status".  Free HIV/HCV/STI testing is available for those who qualify. 

Interested in knowing more? You can call 631.655.2300 and ask to speak with the Early Intervention Specialist or email testing@lgbtnetwork.org


TRUE Calling

Every Tuesday at 6pm

The Center at Woodbury

What is your TRUE Calling?  Are you passionate about acting, singing, dancing, spoken word, or any other performance art? Do you have an interest in video editing, directing, or film production? LIGALY offers an opportunity for youth ages 13-21 to put these skills into action by getting together each week to showcase their talents, rehearse with other young artists, and work on media production.  

For more information, contact programs@ligaly.org or call 516.323.0011.

Free transportation available.  Call ahead to get your name on the van list!  


SNAP

LIGALY’s initiative SNAP, or Sexual Negotiation and Prevention, is a group about friends talking with peers about everyday issues that impact our communities, especially HIV/AIDS and unsafe sex. This interactive program teaches the tools for having successful HIV risk-reduction messages, communication skills and confidence through peer support, and how to combat different attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. For LGBT youth / allies 13-29. $50 gift card given upon completion.

To learn more, call 631.665.2300 or email programs@ligaly.org


POZ Experience

1st Wednesday of every month
2pm to 3pm

3rd Wednesday of every month
6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Center at Bay Shore
34 Park Ave
Bay Shore, NY  11706

POZ Experience is a support group for all people living with HIV/AIDS.

Facilitated by an experienced social worker, this group is designed to offer support, listen and share stories of our experience, whether individuals are newly diagnosed or have been living with HIV/AIDS for years. This group is intended to foster peer support, in an LGBT affirming space, that promotes living one’s life to the fullest and healthiest 

For more information, call 631.665.2300 or email poz@lgbtnetwork.org

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