Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
|Focus||health services, education, research, and policy organization, advocating for Asian and Pacific Islander communities, particularly living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.|
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center (commonly known as "API Wellness Center") is a United States non-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. It provides multicultural health services, education, research, and policy organization. It advocates for Asian & Pacific Islander communities, particularly those in the communities living with HIV.
API Wellness Center's mission is to “transform lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality.”
API Wellness Center started in 1987 initially as the Asian AIDS Project (AAP), which provided the first HIV/AIDS services specifically targeted at Asians & Pacific Islanders in North America through outreach and HIV/AIDS prevention education. Vincent Crisostomo was one of the first HIV-AIDS educators in 1992 in the Asian Pacific Islanders LGBTQ community through the GAPA Community HIV Project (GCHP) and the Asian AIDS Project, which later merged to become the API Wellness Center.