MAP (legal name: Massachusetts Asian AIDS Prevention Project) is a community-based, nonprofit organization that mobilizes, educates, and advocates for Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander health, particularly in HIV/AIDS and sexual health.
MAP aims to break through the profound stigma and the cultural, familial, social, and political barriers that silence members of the Asian community, placing them at high risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. MAP's goals are to:
Eliminate social and institutional discrimination and stigma associated to HIV/AIDS and sexual orientation in the Asian and general community
Increase the likelihood of Asians accessing health care, and receiving culturally relevant care
Ensure the needs and concerns of Asian communities are heard by policy decision makers