Mission & History

[cs_content][cs_section bg_color=”#ffffff” parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 10% 0px 0%;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 45px auto 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_image type=”none” src=”https://letskickass.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/mission-historyArtboard-1-1.png” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text id=”mission history” title=”Copy of undefined”]Let’s Kick ASS-AIDS Survivor Syndrome is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN: 46-5082959). A grassroots movement of HIV Long- Term Survivors focused on to empowering, engaging, unifying and elevating HIV Long- Term Survivors to reclaim our lives, end isolation, and envisioning a future we never dreamed we’d live.

Based in San Francisco, with chapters in Portland, OR, Palm Springs, CA, Austin, TX and Washington, D.C. and we are rapidly expanding.


Our first town hall was on September 18, 2013, after months of planning. More than 200 packed room at the LGBT Center. (Watch the video of that first town hall here>>http://bit.ly/firsttownhalThat was the birth of the HIV Long-Term Survivor Movement and Community Mobilization for Older Adults Living with HIV.

Before our town hall—and the programs that followed—no agency in San Francisco or elsewhere had targeted HIV Long-Term Survivors. We feel great about being the spark that began a movement. However, our goal is and always has been to “Kick ASS.”

We are powerful advocates for changing the mindset from merely surviving to a focus on #HealthyAgingWithHIV.=

Let’s Kick ASS does not discriminate in regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical disability, political affiliation, veteran status, national origin, ancestry, socioeconomic status, or source of income in its employment practices, selection of board members, selection of students, or acceptance of clients for services or products, or as otherwise provided by all applicable federal, state, and local laws.[/cs_text][x_gap size=”45px” class=”cs-hide-xl cs-hide-lg cs-hide-md”][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]