Hope Is Where the Heart Is


Research Recruiting

Hi! Our friends at the GetcheckedOnline research project housed at @dlsph, @uoft are recruiting for some upcoming virtual focus groups around STI testing for cis and trans gay/bi/queer men. There's a small honorarium for participating. We would love to hear from you!

To be eligible you must answer the eligibility screener at and we'll get back to you to arrange a time.



Our Roots

ASAAP was born out of community activism when in 1989, a South Asian couple died unable to access AIDS services in their own language and cultural context. Khush, a group of South Asian queer activists came together and with support from ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto) formed the South Asian AIDS Coalition.

Initially run by volunteers working out of a makeshift workspace in a garage, to being housed at ACT, the South Asian AIDS Coalition became the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention in 1995 after being incorporated as an independent AIDS Service Organization.

Today, the need for multi-lingual HIV/AIDS related services is just as important as it was over 25 years ago. And the importance of situating HIV within a culturally appropriate framework is vital for prevention education and support services to have a meaningful impact.

ASAAP`s work is focused on areas that many South Asians find uncomfortable facing, such as sexuality, sexual health and homophobia. The shame and guilt associated with conversations on sexual health impede access to information and fuel our work even today.

Upcoming Events
Cardamom Kitchen
Sun, Feb 16
Location is TBD
Feb 16, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Location is TBD
A support space for South Asian guys who like guys
Cardamom Kitchen
Sat, Feb 15
Location is TBD
Feb 15, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Location is TBD
A support space for Cis, Trans, Bi and Queer guys who like guys
XOXO - Let's Party
Fri, Feb 14
The Drink
Feb 14, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
The Drink, 459 Church St 2nd floor, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C5, Canada



120 Carlton St, Suite 315, Toronto, ON, M5A 4K3





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