People suffering from HIV have a really hard time managing to stay healthy and continue their life as long as possible. With today’s technology and medicine, all this is possible, but is humanity evolving in general as technology is?
Persons infected with HIV have another serious problem and that is the ability to get accepted in the society. The paradigm of AIDS being dangerous is still existing all around us even though we don’t see this with a naked eye.
Dr. Gail Barouh was a CEO of the Long Island Association for Aids Care from its founding until 2017 when she got retired. She’s still working as an advocate for the LGBTQ community and is doing everything in her power to protect this group of people.
If you’re facing problems with this issue, feel free to send her a message. She’s a Ph.D. in health administration and an M.A. in health education counseling, so you know that she’ll be able to fully devote to your problem.
With her experience backed by the decades working in the field, she’s able to understand and advise everyone who’s struggling with getting back into society. During her work as a CEO of LIAAC, from 1987 until 2017 she helped tens of thousands of people around the US. Even today her quest continues and LIAAC is treating over a thousand others at the moment.
Giving her your trust is the best thing you can do if you find yourself marginalized, have a feeling that you are, or you have some specific problems with your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, etc. If you’re a friend or part of the family to a person infected with HIV, it would be great if you read some of the advice given here.
People are often close-minded, and even in Long Island, the place in America which is probably the most sophisticated and open-minded still live groups who can’t accept the fact that AIDS is not a transmittable disease that anyone can get just by living next door to you.
Contrary to this, people around are supposed to make you feel accepted and find a way to include you in their everyday activities. We’re thinking jogging in the suburb streets, playing cards in hot summer evenings, and other friendly activities that will make you feel like a part of the community.
If you feel like you don’t have enough time or you simply don’t like hanging out in public, you can just buy her book called Support Groups: The Human Face of the HIV/AIDS Bereavement, and read all about this there.
This book, published in 1992, shows more examples of how people face the situation themselves. In interviews conducted by Dr. Barouh, she explains about the negative and positive aspects of life for this group. Reading it will surely make you understand how they felt especially because you’re one of them. Even if you’re not, the situations mentioned in it will touch everyone’s heart even though they are written as a science project. It is not meant to make you feel anyhow, but to educate and teach people how to handle situations in which HIV has taken over.
The Long Island Crisis Center gave her the award Person of the Year in 1995. This motivated her to continue the great work. That’s why in 1997 she founded BiasHELP, an organization that is trying to prevent hate speech, harassment based on hate, bullying and similar. Read more about this on the link: http://lincs.org/biashelp.php
With the experience she has and the support she receives from LIAAC, dr. Gail Barouh is able to move mountains for persons suffering from AIDS problems connected with society. She’s very aware of human nature and how people treat marginalized groups. That’s why you can be sure that she knows what she’s doing even though she’s now officially retired.
This is just another reason to say that she completely devoted her life to the cause. For persons suffering because of what they are and because of the majority being unable to understand that not every person who’s different is a threat of any kind toward them or their family.