Founded in 1984 (non-profit status attained, 1985), the STOP AIDS Project is a community-based organization dedicated to the
prevention of HIV transmission among gay, bisexual and transgender men in San Francisco. Throughout its history, the STOP
AIDS Project has been overwhelmingly successful in meeting its goal of reducing HIV transmission rates within the San Francisco
Gay community through innovative outreach and education programs. The STOP AIDS Project has also served as a model for community-based
HIV/AIDS education and support, both across the nation and around the world. The STOP AIDS Project records are comprised of
behavioral risk assessment surveys; social marketing campaign materials, including HIV/AIDS prevention posters and flyers;
community outreach and workshop materials; volunteer training materials; correspondence; grant proposals; fund development
materials; administrative records; photographs; audio and video recordings; and computer files.
Established in 1984, a year in which an estimated 8,000 gay and bisexual men became infected with HIV in San Francisco, the
STOP AIDS Project works to prevent HIV transmission among all gay and bisexual men through multicultural, community-based
organizing. All programs are based on established public health, community organizing and volunteer management principles,
are free to participants, and are built using input from members of the populations they serve.
371.25 Linear feet
(443 manuscript boxes; 136 record storage boxes; 7 flat boxes; 3 card boxes; 20 map folders and 10 rolls)
The materials are open for research use except materials in Series 11. Restricted material (boxes 86, 88, 93, 115, 174, 213,
232, 257-285, 341-364, 406, 410, 421, 443-444, 494-496, 526-542). Donor files are restricted for 50 years from the date of
creation. All other restricted materials are closed for 80 years from the date of creation.