Celebrating GHAP's legacy of compassionate care
June is Pride Month, and Columbia Health is proud of the Gay Health Advocacy Project's long history of providing compassionate, non-judgemental, and personalized care and counseling to Columbia students. Created in 1985 to help address the AIDS crisis, GHAP made the University the first educational organization in the nation to provide HIV testing.
Thank you to all GHAP staff, past and present, for everything you've done and continue to do.
GHAP welcomes students of all gender identities and orientations, and we are especially committed to LGBTQ students. We keep the name Gay Health Advocacy Project to reach out to Columbia students who have been at highest risk for HIV and to honor those who started our group during the early years of the epidemic. Learn more about our history at ghaparchive.com.
Contact us or walk in to learn more about Truvada and HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a daily pill to prevent infection of HIV.
Concerned you may have been exposed to HIV? Consult with us about Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, a course of antiretrovirals taken soon after exposure that helps to prevent HIV infection.
GHAP Peer Advocates come from many different graduate, professional and undergraduate programs at Columbia. Students come to GHAP to talk about sex, pleasure, concerns about sexuality, identity, and relationships in a supportive and non-judgmental environment, and to learn about and get connected to other resources on campus. Meetings with Advocates are confidential, and Advocates are HIPAA-certified and closely supervised. A number of Advocates speak second languages, including Mandarin.
All offices are closed.