Programs

S.I.S.T.A.H. PROJECT

S.I.S.T.A.H. (Sistas Informing Sistas on Topics of HIV) Project is an empowerment program for women that meets for 2 hours, once a week for 6 weeks to discuss topics of self identity, sexual health, assertiveness and interpersonal communications and much more. This project has been approved by the CDC and has been tailored to meet the needs of Maui’s local female community. The S.I.S.T.A.H. Project gives women the opportunity to safely express themselves, share with each other, learn from each other and feel good about themselves in order to help them make healthier life decisions. This program and all materials are FREE and more importantly FUN! 

For more information and/or to make an appointment contact Chasity Nohealani Cadaoas at 808.242.4900.

EMPOWER’D

Empower’d is a LGBTQI and Allies youth group for those between the ages of 14-26. The goal of Empower’d is to create a safe, comfortable, fun and educational space for group members to develop self-empowerment and discovery through activities and discussions. 

For more information and/or to make an appointment contact Victor Saplebweyar at 808.242.4900.

P4P

P4P is a social group created to provide a safe and confidential social setting for people that are HIV+. Due to confidentiality, there is a screening process to participate in this program. 

For more information and/or to make an appointment contact Bryan Chin at 808.242.4900.

PrEP PROGRAM ASSISTANCE

MAF’s PrEP Clinic connects HIV-negative individuals to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a once-daily pill approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that is more than 90 percent effective in preventing HIV transmission. The PrEP Clinic’s on-staff medical provider can prescribe PrEP, monitor labs, and offer assistance navigating through insurance issues. The Clinic also provides education about PrEP to local health providers and the Maui County community at large. 

For more information and/or to make an appointment contact Bryan Chin or Tiare Sua at 808.242.4900.

COUNSELING, TESTING and REFERRALS 

MAF provides free confidential counseling and testing for HIV, HCV, and Syphilis, Monday through Friday, and evening hours on Wednesdays. We also advocate for our clients sexual health by helping them to navigate through community resources.

Our free testing services are also available in Lahaina and Kihei on specific days/times. Call for more information.

Our testing services may also link you to MAF’s clinic for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing and treatment.

For more information and/or to make an appointment contact Prevention Department at 808.242.4900.

H.E.A.R.T.S.

(Hawaii’s Empowered Alliance Reaching Transgender Services)

HEARTS is a peer lead supportive group for Mahu Wahine, Mahu Kane, Transgender MTF, Transgender FTM, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary and their supportive ally’s. The HEARTS program aims to create a safe environment here at the Maui AIDS Foundation. Here is some of what the HEARTS program entails:

• Linkage to HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) with Maui County Medical Providers
• Linkage to Medical Insurance if non-insured
• Linkage to Transgender Behavioral Health Specialist
• Transgender Sensitivity Training for medical establishments, schools and any organization or corporation needing education and resources.
• Guidance for legal Name Change & Gender Marker Changes
• Group Level Interventions and Individual Level Intervention
• Supportive assistance and guidance with family, friends and partners

For any information please contact Tiare Sua at the Maui AIDS Foundation at (808) 242-4900 ext. 229 or email: tiare@mauiaids.org