We compassionately and competently meet the evolving needs of our communities by serving people affected by chronic illness and improve public health through disease prevention, care coordination and advocacy.

We've been providing comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in the Southern Tier of New York for over 30 years.

HIV Testing

STAP offers fast, free and confidential HIV testing at many locations throughout the Southern Tier. Knowing our HIV status can keep you and your partner safe.

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Syringe Exchange Program

STAP's Prevention Points exchange new sterile syringes for used ones to reduce the risk of infection with HIV, Hepatitis C, and other blood-borne illnesses among injection drug users.

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Health Homes Care Management

STAP's Health Homes program serves individuals with a variety of chronic conditions with comprehensive care management and care coordination services.

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STAP 40th Anniversary Gala

A Gala of Gratitude: 40 Years of Impact

Join us as we gather to celebrate the remarkable journey of STAP, marking 40 years of tireless dedication to making a difference.

On this special evening, we pay tribute to two extraordinary supporters whose unwavering support and partnership have been instrumental in our success. Drew & Gertrude Noden (Words Into Deeds), visionary leaders whose unwavering commitment to our AIDS Ride for Life has been instrumental in shaping it into what it is today, and JPMorgan Chase & Co., a steadfast ally whose generosity knows no bounds. Together, they have exemplified the true essence of community and philanthropy, embodying the spirit of giving. A sumptuous plated dinner awaits, crafted with care and culinary mastery. All dinners are served with Salad, Rolls and Butter, Dessert, Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Hot Tea Entrée Choices:  Pan Roasted Chicken:  Marinated Chicken Breast, Truffled Macaroni and Cheese, Seasonal Vegetable, Caramelized Shallot Sauce.

Grilled Choice Ribeye: Marinated 12 oz Ribeye, Potato Puree, Seasonal Vegetables, Porcini Cream, and Bleu Cheese Crumbles.

Vodka Penne (V): Spinach, Peas, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Roasted Peppers in Traditional Vodka Sauce.

Vodka Penne (VG): Above made with Gluten-Free Brown Rice Pasta.

For those with dietary preferences, our chefs have created a culinary masterpiece in the form of vodka penne, a delightful fusion of flavors featuring spinach, peas, sun-dried tomatoes, and roasted peppers, all bathed in a luscious traditional vodka sauce. And for our guests seeking a gluten-free option, fear not, for the same exquisite dish awaits you, expertly crafted with gluten-free brown rice pasta.

Cash Bar

As the evening unfolds, amidst laughter and camaraderie, let us reflect on the countless lives touched and transformed by the unwavering commitment of our community. Together, we have built a legacy of compassion and hope, and as we embark on the next chapter of our journey, let us do so with hearts full of gratitude and determination.

Join us, as we celebrate 40 years of making a difference, and honor the remarkable individuals whose passion and generosity continue to inspire us all. Cheers to the past, present, and future of STAP.

AIDS Ride for Life

September 7, 2024
Registration Opens April 1st, 2024! 

About the Ride
Cyclists from all over gather at Stewart Park in Ithaca NY to Ride around Cayuga Lake while fully supported by a contingent of volunteers at the seven pitstops placed strategically around the lake! Riders will also be assisted by vehicle safety and gear support, bike repair techs, a lunch pitstop at the halfway point, and a great celebration to follow at the finish line! You can also register for smaller routes instead of the 90 or 100 miles around the lake, we have smaller options ranging between 14 to 42 miles that begin at specific pitstops.

Registering for the Ride starts at $30 when registration opens on April 1st, 2024 and will periodically increase as the event gets closer, this fee goes towards Rider amenities and event costs. Additionally, we ask all riders to fundraise $100 in order to participate on Ride day. All money raised by our Riders goes back to STAP to fill the gaps in the funding required to serve folks living with HIV/AIDS, others with two or more chronic illnesses, people who are LGBTQ+ Youth at Identity Youth Center, or Syringe Exchange participants. All registered riders will get their own fundraising page as well as some tools to help them fundraise including the ability to create their own fundraising events, the ability to text their donors thank you, livestream fundraising, and more! 

For more information contact Kayla: [email protected]

Hair Warz

December 8, 2024 

About Hair Warz
Hair Warz is an annual avant-garde hairstyling event where skilled stylists engage in a creative competition to showcase their unique and innovative hairstyling talents. The event is characterized by its runway-style showcase, wherein models present the meticulously crafted hairstyles to an audience and a panel of distinguished judges.

Stylists participating in Hair Warz invest months of dedicated preparation to conceptualize and execute avant-garde hairstyles that push the boundaries of traditional hairstyling. The event does not involve live hairstyling on-site; instead, participants complete their artistic creations beforehand, and the finished looks are then presented on the runway.

A notable aspect of Hair Warz is the esteemed panel of judges, comprised of renowned hair masters who evaluate and critique the hairstyles based on creativity, originality, and technical skill. This competitive element adds a layer of excitement and prestige to the event, encouraging stylists to push their creative limits.

In addition to the hairstyling showcase, Hair Warz offers a dynamic and engaging entertainment program. While the judges deliberate on the winning entries, the audience is treated to performances by singers, drag queens, and dancers. This interlude provides a lively and entertaining atmosphere, enhancing the overall experience for attendees.

The combination of avant-garde hairstyling, expert judging, and captivating entertainment establishes Hair Warz as a distinctive and memorable event within the beauty and fashion industry. The event seeks to celebrate and elevate the artistry of hairstyling.

For more information contact Mary: [email protected]

Latest News

U.S. clinical trials begin for twice-yearly HIV prevention injection

June 4, 2024

Two clinical trials have launched to examine a novel long-acting form of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in cisgender women and people who inject drugs. The mid-stage studies will assess the safety, acceptability, and pharmacokinetic (how a drug moves through the body) of lenacapavir, an antiretroviral drug administered by injection every six months. 

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Our Impact in Numbers

Clients receiving care management
Syringe Exchange Program Individuals Served in 2023
Lives Saved - Reported Overdose Reversals