Established in 1995, the Asian Society for the Intervention of AIDS (ASIA) promotes the health of Asian communities by decreasing the impact of HIV/AIDS though multilingual, culturally appropriate services that support informed choices and equal access to care.
ASIA offers services to both the general community and to specific groups that are at a greater level of vulnerability to HIV and AIDS including Asian men who have sex with men (MSM), Asian injection drug users (IDU), and Asian and immigrant indoor female sex workers (FSW).
The ASIA Line is a free, confidential sexual health information line with trained volunteers who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi and English. The ASIA Line is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm – 9pm. If you don’t feel like talking to someone on the phone, you can also chat on-line during ASIA Line hours. You can call the ASIA Line with questions about everything related to sexual health and well-being including HIV testing, birth control, sexually transmitted infections, coming out, and more.
Asian Society for the Intervention of AIDS (ASIA)
“Our vision is to strengthen communities and to empower individuals to make informed choices by increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS. ASIA also works to raise consciousness on issues related to HIV such as homophobia, racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination. We strive to embrace the diversity and complexity of Asian Canadian and Canadian communities.“