This collection contains materials related to the GAPA Community HIV Project (GCHP) which grew out of the Gay Asian Pacific
Alliance (GAPA) HIV/AIDS Committee. It includes, minutes, correspondence, grant and program materials, administrative,
organizational, social service and educational files, and photographs.
GAPA Community HIV Project (GCHP) is a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to stop the transmission
of HIV and to support people living with HIV. GCHP was organized in 1989 by members of the HIV/AIDS Committee of the Gay
Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA), a social, political, and support organization of gay and bisexual men of Asian and Pacific
Islander heritage. GCHP goals include providing education and prevention services to the public, and practical and emotional
support of people living with HIV, their partners, their families, and their friends. Providing services in Cambodian, Cantonese,
Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and French, as well as English, the GCHP was the first organization in the country to provide
a spectrum of culturally appropriate direct services for Asians and Pacific Islanders living with AIDS and HIV, while acknowledging
the diversity within that community.
Number of containers: 2 cartons, 2 boxes
Linear feet: 3.5
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Collection is open for research.