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Asian & Pacific Islander Consortium HIV Health Information

Project/Program Dates: 2007 - 2009

The ASIAC is a 501(c) 3 community-based organization dedicated to providing culturally sensitive and language appropriate HIV/AIDS related services to Asian and Pacific Islanders (A&PIs) and their partners, family members, friends, and service providers in the Philadelphia area.

The partnership between ASIAC, Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation, and The Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition forms the Asian and Pacific Islander Consortium (APIC).

Through the APIC HIV Health Information project, APIC will design, develop, produce, and distribute HIV/AIDS information brochures alerting A&PIs of HIV/AIDS resources available in their community. The brochures will be available in 5 Asian languages (Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Khmer, and Indonesian) to ensure cultural and linguistic appropriateness, and will address the following HIV/AIDS topics: HIV testing, living with HIV, Women & HIV, and HIV & Youth. The HIV/AIDS information brochures will be distributed to clients through the APIC consortium as well as by other community-based organizations, AIDS service organizations, clinics, and hospitals that work with A&PIs.