Desert AIDS Project
(760) 323-2118

Ways To Give

Red Band


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Every nine-and-a-half minutes, someone in the U.S. contracts HIV.

But in the Coachella Valley, it's even worse … the rate of HIV infection here is 3-4%, compared with 1% nationally.

Even though our agency lost almost a half-million dollars in State funding in 2009 for HIV education, prevention, and testing, Desert AIDS Project remains committed to free and confidential HIV testing. We still offer it multiple days a week, at multiple locations throughout the area, with results in 20 minutes.

Your Red Band membership of just $45 or more pays for at least three HIV test kits. Wearing the Red Band shows the world that you've pledged to be a part of the solution – right here in your community – to a worldwide problem. Until we can say, "AIDS is over," your help is essential.

Directly support Free HIV testing: Red Band

For a donation of $45 or more, which pays for at least three HIV test kits, a member receives:

  • A red wrist band and a decal for your car to help spread our missions of
    care • prevention • advocacy
  • An invitation to tour the agency to see and hear it all for yourself
  • A $10 coupon for Revivals
  • Special offers for wearing the Red Band
    • Complimentary Admission to the 2012 MidSummer Dance Party
    • Invitation to WALK with us in the 2012 Gay Pride Parade
    • Amenities and special offers at some of our special events
    • A $10 coupon good at any Revivals

Join RedBand

For further information and to join the Red Band, please contact Alexis Ortega at 760-323-2118 ext. 235 or email aortega@desertaidsproject.org