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.

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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

THE AIDS RIDE FOR LIFE IS…a fully supported 102, 90, 69,42, 25 or 14 mile bike ride beginning in Ithaca, NY with Indoor cyclists joining us around many communities! Every year, this landmark ride around Cayuga Lake in the beautiful New York State Finger Lakes Region  delivers a life-changing experience for hundreds of participants from all backgrounds and fitness levels who are united in spirit by a common desire to do something altruistic. Whether you are considering your first ride or are a seasoned veteran, we want you with us at the AIDS Ride For Life 2019.

Miss Richfield 1981 "Gender Fluids"

Join us at Ti-Ahwaga Theater in Owego, NY for the fabulous Miss Richfield 1981. In her all-new show “Gender Fluids,“ Miss Richfield 1981 will attempt to find non-binary answers to our increasingly complex world! With all new music, new videos, new costumes, and a healthy heap of help from the audience, this show promises to celebrate all the genders - both old & new.

Latest News

HIV/AIDS deaths fall by one-third since 2010, but experts say more could be done

July 22, 2019

The number of deaths attributed to the AIDS virus has declined by one-third worldwide since 2010, according to a new report by UNAIDS, a joint United Nations program. There were 770,000 AIDS-related deaths in 2018, down 33 percent over eight years, but progress varies across regions. Some countries continue to experience a rise in new cases of HIV infections and accompanying deaths. 

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Our Impact in Numbers

Clients receiving care management
Syringe Exchange Program Individuals Served in 2018
Lives Saved - Reported Overdose Reversals