Traditionally observed on December 1, World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for governments, national AIDS programs, churches, community organizations, and individuals to demonstrate the importance of the fight against AIDS.
This year, the Nassau Suffolk HIV Health Services Planning Council’s World AIDS Day observance will be held on Friday, December 2 from 6:30–10:30 p.m. at Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale.
Michael Collins, Program Director of Southampton Hospital’s David E. Rogers, MD Center for HIV/AIDS Care will be one of two recipients of the Distinguished Provider of the Year Award for his dedication, commitment and positive impact on those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS on Long Island. New York State has implemented a three-point plan to end the AIDS epidemic by the end of 2020.
As of December 2015, there were over 5,400 individuals living with HIV/AIDS on Long Island. Over half of those individuals were helped by the Ryan White Part A Program on Long Island, many of them at Southampton Hospital’s David E. Rogers, MD Center for HIV/AIDS Care.
Founded in 1994, the David E. Rogers, MD Center provides comprehensive medical, mental health and support services to adults living with HIV/AIDS. The center assists with legal, housing and other social service needs, and provides confidential HIV testing, Hepatitis C treatment and Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) care. Their vision is to offer quality services in a caring atmosphere while maintaining confidentiality and respect for each patient as an individual. Private insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid and ADAP Plus are accepted, and no one is denied care for lack of financial resources.
Call the David E. Rogers, MD Center (335B Meeting House Lane, Southampton) at 631-287-5990 or visit southamptonhospital.org.