FROSTD—the Foundation for Research on Sexually Transmitted Diseases—got its start in the 1980s with research documenting that women are also vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. From there, the organization worked to decrease HIV transmission and increase the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS.
FROSTD worked primarily with sex workers, injection drug users, and the partners of injection drug users with a harm-reduction approach: meeting you where you are and working with you toward your health goals.
In 2007, FROSTD merged with Harlem United in order to better meet client’s needs with Harlem United’s extensive resources and experience in housing and healthcare.
Today, Harlem United continues to operate some of FROSTD’s harm reduction and housing original programming.