As seen in The Standard Magazine Many would agree, we’ve made so much progress since the earliest days of AIDS, but with conditions. Culturally and legally, being LGBTQ is not as dangerous as it once was, although hate crimes still occur. Living with HIV is no longer a death sentence, but stigma remains. And when […]
December first is World AIDs Day, it is a moment to remember those who lost the battle to HIV or AIDs, as well as a day of hope for survivors. The Coachella Valley has a unique medical facility dedicated to the treatment of HIV/AIDS. The Desert AIDs Project began its work in the eighties in […]
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS California offers online voter registration. You can register to vote by mail in California by printing a copy of the National Voter Registration Form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer. • Election day is Tuesday, November 6. […]
DAP Supports the following five (5) bills still pending in the CA legislature. Please contact your representative and let them know you SUPPORT: SB 1152; AB 2119; AB 2153; AB 2719 and AB 2639. The five bills we are asking you to sign on to support are: SB 1152 – Hospital Patient Discharge Process for Homeless Patients: provides […]
CEO David Brinkman takes a stand to combat stigma towards the recovery community and re-affirms D.A.P.’s commitment to breaking down the barriers stigma creates for many struggling with addiction in our community.
Senator Ed Hernandez Chair, Senate Health Committee State Capitol Room 2191 Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: SB 1021 (Wiener) – Support As Introduced, January 29, 2018 Dear Senator Hernandez: Desert AIDS Project is pleased to support SB 1021 (Wiener), which will ensure consumers have access to vital medications by keeping existing consumer protections on prescription drug […]
Take action now to show your support for health centers! Contact your Senators in Congress to ask them to support your Health Center by co-signing the Health Center Funding Dear Colleague Letter. By co-signing the letter your Members of Congress publicly show their support for continued funding for the Health Centers Program. The more signatures on […]
D.A.P.’s own David Morris MD and Matt Moran MSN, ANP-BC, presented their research at the prestigious Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), happening this week in Boston. CROI brings together top clinical researchers from around the world to share important developments and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious […]
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 […]