I have been a volunteer of the SJAA since it was started in 1985. I have seen how the work of the SJAA impacted the lives of those with AIDS, HIV and those who are at risk. The SJAA has worked with the most vulnerable populations such as homeless, prisoners, and those who are hopeless and given them hope. The SJAA piloted a needle exchange program in Atlantic City which is the most successful program of its kind in the State. The SJAA has been at the vanguard of HIV/AIDS organizations in the region and, in some instances, nationwide.