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AIDS Ride for Life

Step into the journey of compassion, resilience, and community spirit with our exclusive highlights video from the 2023 AIDS Ride for Life.

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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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]

STAP's RockStar Celebrity Bartending Bash

Save the Date!

You're Invited to STAP's RockStar Celebrity Bartending Bash! Join Us for an Unforgettable Evening of Fun, Cocktails, and Community Support
Admission: Free!
All tips generously donated to support STAP's vital programs and services. 


Get ready to mix, mingle, and make a difference as our fabulous Startenders shake up delicious drinks for a cause! Plus, be dazzled by performances from our glamorous queens, hosting and entertaining throughout the night! Stay tuned for more details. We can't wait to see you there!


Rock on with STAP! 

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]

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July 24, 2024

A new injectable drug, Sunlenca, is showing promise in the fight against HIV/AIDS, potentially offering a major step forward in prevention efforts. This innovative treatment could make a significant impact on reducing HIV infection rates, particularly in high-risk populations.

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Our Impact in Numbers

500
Clients receiving care management
2,204
Syringe Exchange Program Individuals Served in 2023
305
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