As a program of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, STOP AIDS Project's mission is to prevent HIV transmission among all gay, bisexual, and transgender men in San Francisco through collaborative and multicultural community-based organizing.
In conjunction with our mission statement, our Values determine the ways in which we engage in our work in the community, govern our interactions with each other, and influence our strategic planning and decision-making processes.
As an agency we:
- Understand our efforts to prevent the transmission of HIV in the gay, bisexual, and trans-male (GBT) communities to be intrinsically connected to a broader struggle for social justice.
- Seek to work within a harm-reduction and client-centered model of health promotion.
- Strive to advocate for and promote sex-positive, stigma-free, and culturally- sensitive programs and services that promote GBT men’s mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health.
- Dedicate ourselves to providing ethical, sustainable, and evidence-based programs and services that are innovative and inclusive.
- Are firm in our resolve to provide programs and services that are genuinely community-based, and accountable to the public trust.
We aspire to be:
- Thoughtful, engaged, and accountable as providers as well as community members.
- An agency that is forward-thinking, organically collaborative, and willing to engage in meaningful dialogue with the communities we serve.
- Instrumental in efforts to build a respectful and inclusive GBT community wherein HIV transmission is rare and those of us who are already HIV positive have the support, mentorship, and information to lead healthy and fulfilled lives.
- Leaders in, as well as students of, the trans-male, gay and bisexual health movement.
These values shape our understanding of our work and are intended to honor the sacrifices of those who have come before us, and create a stronger, healthier community for those who will come after us.