The Washington AIDS Partnership (WAP) brings together ideas, people, and resources to end the HIV epidemic in the Greater Washington region.
WAP’s work serves those impacted by HIV: LGBTQ people, those who have been justice-impacted or incarcerated, undocumented residents, people experiencing chronic homelessness, people who use drugs, those who engage in informal economies like sex work, and all others living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS. We are working to build a D.C. community where all people are treated with dignity and respect, can access life-saving treatment and protection, and receive social support services that honor their individual autonomy.
End HIV: a public policy and direct service initiative working to fulfill the Mayor’s Plan to End HIV by 2030 (dcendsHIV.org).
Catalyst: a comprehensive health initiative to support the health and wellness of gay, bisexual, and queer men of color, as well as transgender, gender nonconforming, and gender-expansive people of color.
Health Corps: a 25+-year-old program that recruits, trains, and mentors young people serving at Washington, D.C public health community-based organizations. Team members are currently serving at HIPS, Joseph’s House, La Clínica del Pueblo, the Latin American Youth Center, Mary’s Center, and Whitman-Walker Health.
Medical Morale: a grantmaking initiative to improve the morale and reduce burnout as well as staff turnover at community-based organizations serving vulnerable populations at risk for or living with HIV and COVID-19
She Comes First: a public-private partnership between WAP and DC Health’s HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STI, and TB Administration (HAHSTA) that focuses on integrating sexual and reproductive health services for women, specifically increasing access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).
Syringe Access Working Group: a collaboration of syringe service providers, local government agencies, and policy advocates that seeks to reduce HIV/Hepatitis C transmission and overdose rates by supporting syringe exchange programs in the Greater Washington Region.