Part of why I am so excited about being a Community Health Educator for Desert AIDS Project is that I get to be involved in helping spread the right kind of information to keep people healthy. I have a lifetime of personal experience in dealing with this pandemic. I am a strong advocate for the […]
Annually black Americans pause in February to reflect upon our shared cultural heritage as African-Americans. In large part, our reflections turn to the Civil Rights struggles in the 1960s, spearheaded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., among others. Sadly, for a growing sub-segment of the black (as well as Latinx) population in America, not only […]
Governmental agencies must not stray from the course from using scientific evidence to further decrease the spread of the disease. Of utmost importance is to identify vulnerable members of society; testing those most at risk and immediately linking them to care. To borrow from SAGE, a sister AIDS service organization: “We refuse to be invisible.” […]
The Senate tax bill cuts funding for domestic programs that could undermine the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, HIV prevention, and funding for housing for people living with HIV. Given the fact that more than 40% of people living with HIV who are in care are covered by Medicaid, these cuts could have a negative impact on […]
Desert AIDS Project is the proud recipient of a $10,000 renewal grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation to provide HIV testing in the Coachella Valley. This renewal grant supports Desert AIDS Project’s Get Tested Coachella Valley campaign goal to reduce HIV transmission in high-risk, underserved populations by continuing to provide access to free testing and linkage to […]
On Monday, June 26, we’re joining forces with AIDS Service Organizations around the country to tell our senators to #KilltheBill and #ProtectOurCare.
CAEAR Coalition is urging everyone to call their Senators as the Senate continues to work in secrecy, behind closed doors on its version of the American Healthcare Act (AHCA).
We’re working to ensure Coachella Valley residents have access to affordable and quality healthcare. Here’s what you can do to support access to healthcare: 1. Stay Informed Monitor organizations and sign up for updates and developments. Samples: ProjectInform.org, ACLU.org, capca.nationbuilder.org, NCLRights.org, KFF.org and others. 2. Help get people talking Share what you learn on social media , […]
Is AIDS still an epidemic? Desert AIDS Project CEO talks with Charter Local Edition.
Congress is rushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as soon as President-Elect Donald Trump takes office. Congress does not have a replacement health care plan and there is no guarantee that millions of Americans will continue to have access to quality, affordable health care. Low-income people living with HIV and viral hepatitis are […]