We work towards creating a world where HIV transmission is rare and those who are HIV+ lead healthy lives.

I found a group of people who were willing to help me... the Southern Tier Aids Program was really the key to helping me get my life back on track.

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.

Find a location

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.

Learn more

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.

Read about this program

Get involved in our events and make a difference!

AIDS Ride for Life

The AIDS Ride For Life is a fully supported 102, 90, 42, 25 or 14 mile bike ride beginning in Ithaca, NY.   Indoor cyclists are joining us around many communities!  Whether you are considering your first ride or are a seasoned veteran, we want you with us at the AIDS Ride For Life 2018. You belong here.

Hair Warz

The Southern Tier AIDS Program (STAP) will be putting on its 8th annual “Hair Warz.” It is one of the most anticipated shows of the year and it quickly sells out. Salons will compete with one another to present the most outstanding hairstyle.
Salons to Date:
Cachet Beauty Salon
Hello Beautiful
Moisture Salon
Nick's Hair Design
Salon Trend
Stephanie McPeek @ So Jealous Hair Design
The Spa at Traditions
The Studio

Tickets go on sale in September, $35 per ticket. Doors open at 3 PM

Latest News

Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic

August 16, 2018

Drug overdoses killed about 72,000 Americans last year, a record number that reflects a rise of around 10 percent, according to new preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control. The death toll is higher than the peak yearly death totals from H.I.V., car crashes or gun deaths.

Read more

Our Impact in Numbers

1,246
Clients receiving care management
2,165
Syringe Exchange Program Individuals Served in 2017
467
Lives Saved - Reported Overdose Reversals