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National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)

DATE: Thursday, June 27, 2019

Every year, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day.  As part of a national campaign, on this day, people are encouraged to get tested for HIV, and get linked to treatment and care if HIV+.

Click HERE for more information and testing locations.

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Patient and Community Education Event:

Don’t Let HIV Fears Control You

DATE: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

TIME: 12pm

LOCATION: 425 Kingsley St.  Lake Charles, LA

Lunch is provided.

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When it comes to HIV many people bury their heads in the sand.  Don’t be one of them.  Whether you are at risk for HIVm already living with HIVm or simply don’t know, we invite you to attend this confidential, prejudice-free meeting, where you can speak with a seasoned medical expert and get all your questions answered. Bring a friend!

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For your attendance, you will receive: a gift card, food, educational tools.

Presented by Bonnie “Ruthie” Fruge, CFNP

To RSVP, please contact Angela Hursey at 337.439.5861 or email angelah@slac.org.

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day  

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Begun in 1999, it is a day that promotes education, awareness, testing, treatment, involvement, prevention strategies, and more amongst black communities.  This year commemorates 20 years of NBHAAD.

For more information, please click the following links:

NBHAAD

AIDS Info

POZ

CDC

Free and Confidential testing is available 2/7/19 from 10am - 6pm at 425 Kingsley St. and 8am - 3:30pm at 808 Walters St. in Lake Charles.

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2019 Men’s Support Group Dates

(Dates are tentative and subject to change without prior notice)

TIME: 6:00pm

LOCATION: 425 Kingsley St.  Lake Charles, LA

January 8, 2019

January 22, 2019

February 5, 2019

February 19, 2019

March 5, 2019

March 19, 2019

April 2, 2019

April 16, 2019

April 30, 2019

May 7, 2019

May 21, 2019

June 4, 2019

June 18, 2019

July 2, 2019

July 16, 2019

July 30, 2019

August 13, 2019

August 27, 2019

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340B Patient Appreciation Program - 2019

DATE: Every 4th THURSDAY of the month

TIME: 12pm

LOCATION: 425 Kingsley St.  Lake Charles, LA

Lunch is provided.

Patient Appreciation Program 2019 Schedule

02/28/19 Sponsored by SLAC/BU CHW • Aging and HIV  

03/28/19 Sponsored by AVITA • Budgeting

04/25/19 Sponsored by Reliant/ BU CHW • Dating & Social Media

05/23/19 Sponsored by Avita • Stress Management

06/27/19  • Connecting the Dots

07/25/19 Sponsored by SLAC/BU CHW • Job Readiness

08/22/19 Sponsored by Avita/SLAC BHS • Finding Myself Again

09/26/19 Sponsored by SLAC • Dating and Social Media

10/24/19 Sponsored by SLAC • Fun & Games

11/22/19 Sponsored by AVITA • Social Life Skills

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Patient Education Initiative Seminars (PEI) - 2019

DATE: Every 2nd WEDNESDAY of the month

TIME: 12pm

LOCATION: 808 Walters Street, Lake Charles, LA 70607

Enjoy lunch with us!

PEI 2019 Schedule

01/09/19 Sponsored by Merck

02/13/19 Sponsored by SLAC

03/13/19 Sponsored by VIIV Healthcare

04/10/19 Sponsored by Merck

04/17/19 Sponsored by Janssen

05/08/19 Sponsored by NAMI/Avita

06/12/19 Sponsored by VIIV Healthcare

07/10/19 Sponsored by VOA/SLAC

08/14/19 Sponsored by SLAC

09/11/19 Sponsored by VIIV Healthcare

10/09/19 Sponsored by SLAC/Carol

11/13/19 Sponsored by NAMI/VITAL Rx

12/11/19 Sponsored by Merck

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HIV and AIDS Awareness Event at SLAC

DATE: Saturday, December 1, 2018

TIME: 2:00 - 4:00 pm

LOCATION: 425 Kingsley St.  Lake Charles, LA 

Refreshments are provided.

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World AIDS Day 2018

DATE: Saturday, December 1 - 2018

TIME: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Warren Methodist Church

1800 Orchid St. (at 3rd Ave.)

Lake Charles, LA 70601

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SLAC, in partnership with Warren United Church, invites you to join us in recognition of World AIDS Day 2018.

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Please join us for:  THE STORY OF US - A Message in the Music.

See above for day and time.

Refreshments following Service.

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World AIDS Day is held on December 1st of each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for the millions of people around the world living with HIV, and to commemorate people who have died.  Wearing a red ribbon is one simple way to do this.

For more information on World AIDS Day, please click here or you can visit the World AIDS Day website.

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Pizza Artista Fundraiser for SLAC

DATE: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

TIME: All Day

LOCATION: Prien Lake Mall, Lake Charles

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Order a pizza at Pizza Artista in the Prien Lake Mall on October 17, and Pizza Artista will donate 20% to SLAC.  

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Remember, you MUST mention SLAC during checkout for SLAC to receive the donation.  

Thank you for your help and participation!

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www.pizzaartista.com  •. 337- 602-6224

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World AIDS Day 2017

DATE: Friday, December 1, 2017

TIME: 6pm

LOCATION: Warren United Methodist Church

1800 Orchid St., Lake Charles, LA 70601

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World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988, dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV.  Government and health officials, non-profit organizations and individuals universally observe the day, often with education on HIV prevention and control.

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World AIDS Day is held on December 1st of each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for the millions of people around the world living with HIV, and to commemorate people who have died.  Wearing a red ribbon is one simple way to do this.

Please join us for:  THE STORY OF US - A Message in the Music.

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Reliant Patient Appreciation Day

Loving me well through adherence 

Presented Reliant Healthcare Specialty Pharmacy.  Lunch is provided.

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DATE:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017

TIME:  12pm - 1:30pm

LOCATION: 425 Kingsley St.

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Upcoming Patient Education Seminars (PEI)

All PEI seminars begin at 12pm (noon) at the RWC.  Lunch is provided.

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Treatment Adherence 

Presented by ViiV Healthcare

DATE: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

TIME: 12pm

LOCATION: RWC

Patients and caregivers are invited to attend.

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STI’s and Opportunistic Infections 

Presented by ViiV Healthcare

DATE:  June 14, 2017

TIME: 12pm

LOCATION: RWC

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The Importance of Resistance

Presented by Janssen

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DATE: July 19, 2017

TIME:  12pm

LOCATION: RWC

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Super Bingo

$20,000 Giveaway

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DATE: May 1, 2017

TIME: 6:45 pm - 12:00 am

LOCATION: Cotton’s Corner Bingo

2360 LA-109, Vinton, LA 70668, United States

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Community Health Awareness (Luau) Block Party (Free!)

DATE: April 29, 2017

TIME: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

LOCATION: SLAC

425 Kingsley St.

Lake Charles, LA 70607

Activities:

·      DJ

·      Fun Jump for kids

·      Fraternity/Sorority performance

·      Laser Tag for Teenagers

·      On-site HIV testing

·      Door Prizes

·      Hawaiian Food

·     Zydeco Aerobics 

·      Hula Hoop Conte

 The the Facts On:

 ·     HIV/AIDS

·      Diabetes

·      High Blood Pressure

·      Sickle Cell

·      Women’s Health

·      Men’s Health

·      Mental Health 

·      HEP A, B, C

·      Nutrition & Exercise

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For more information contact Barbara Miller

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Men’s Support Group

Meetings every other week.

Call Venard, MSW, for information and dates/times.

337-439-5861, ext. 205.

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World AIDS Day 2016

DATE: Thursday, December 1 - 2016

TIME: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Warren Methodist Church

1800 Orchid St. (at 3rd Ave.)

Lake Charles, LA 70601

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SLAC, in partnership with Warren United Church, invites you to join us in recognition of World AIDS Day 2016.

Guest speakers: Robert Suttle (Assist. Director of Sero) and Nomica Guillory.

Refreshments following Service.

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For more information on World AIDS Day, please click here or you can visit the World AIDS Day website.

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Community Health Awareness Block Party (Free!)

DATE: April 30, 2016

TIME: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

LOCATION: Resource and Wellness Center

808 Walters Street

Lake Charles, LA 70607

Activities

·      DJ

·      Fun Jump for kids

·      Fraternity/Sorority performance

·      SLAC performance

·      On-site HIV testing

·      Door Prizes

·      Wellness Giveaways

·     Zydeco Aerobics 

·      Food for all!

 Speakers

 ·     HIV/AIDS

·      Diabetes

·      High Blood Pressure

·      Smoking Cessation

·      Women’s Health (annual mammograms/pap smears, self-exams)

·      Men’s Health (prostrate)

·      Mental Health (stress, depression, compulsive disorders, Bipolar)

·      HEP A, B, C

·      Nutrition and exercise

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Lake City Improv 

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A night of comedy.  Featuring Ms. Cocoa Brown, Jeff DeRouen, and local comedians.  Ms. Brown is an actress who has appeared both on Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club and For Better or Worse.

     • Event Page

     • See event in Facebook

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DATE:  FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016

TIME:  7:00 pm  (doors open at 6 pm)

LOCATION: Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum

900 Lakeshore Drive

Lake Charles, LA 70601

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Tickets: $25 - Civic Center Box Office or at the door.

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Lake City Improv is presented by SLAC, in an effort to support its innovative programs and generate greater community awareness for HIV/AIDS.  

     • More event and ticket information forthcoming. 

     • Sponsor Information

     • Event Sponsorship Opportunities

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A HUGE thank you to our official Lake City Improv sponsors: 

Avita Pharmacy 

First Federal Bank of Louisiana

L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles.

CSE Federal Credit Union

Reliant Healthcare

Lake Charles Memorial Health System

Iberia Bank

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Client Satisfaction Survey

The state of Louisiana's STD/HIV Program Office is conducting a client satisfaction survey for all Ryan White Part B agencies (including SLAC). 

There are two ways of completing this survey, which impacts funding for services such as case management, food pantry, medical transportation, and dental care. One way is to come into the SLAC office and ask for a survey; the other is to complete a survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RWptB_CSS2016

Deadline for completing surveys is April 15th. 

Thanks for your help!

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Legislative Awareness Day

The Louisiana AIDS Advocacy Network (LAAN) is hosting its annual Legislative Awareness Day on Tuesday, March 29th, in Baton Rouge. 

The day will include information about living with HIV in Louisiana, advocacy training, and the opportunity to talk with state legislators about issues of interest to persons living with HIV. 

You can register at http://goo.gl/forms/RIUbFklvjf or by calling Darlene at (337) 351-5341.

Bus transportation from Lake Charles will be available if we get enough registrations.

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Toys for the Little Ones

Santa, Santa, please stop here!

To fill our Christmas with joy and cheer!

SLAC will be giving away toys for the children of clients on Friday, December 16 from 9am until 12pm.  Come by the office and pick up something for your little one.

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DATE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2015

TIME:  9AM - 12 pm 

LOCATION: SLAC Office

1715 Common St. 

Lake Charles, LA 70601

www.slac.org

425 Kingsley St.        Lake Charles, LA 70605        337.439.5861