D.A.P. Revises HIV Prevention Guidelines

Desert AIDS Project revises its prevention guidelines in light of support for new research

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WATCH: Desert AIDS Project CEO Talks with Charter Local Edition

Is AIDS still an epidemic? Desert AIDS Project CEO talks with Charter Local Edition.

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Free National Transgender HIV Testing Day Training

This one-day interactive training is designed to build the capacity of health departments, community-based organizations and transgender community members to implement a Transgender HIV Testing Day.

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WATCH: Community Conversations About HIV

Is there stigma around HIV? How is HIV transmitted? These are just a few of the questions we asked Coachella Valley residents of different ages, ethnicities, gender identities and socio-economic levels.

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PrEP Yourself for the New Year!

Have questions about PrEP? Wondering if PrEP is right for you? Join us on Wednesday, December 28, to learn more about the benefits of PrEP from special guest – PrEP advocate – Damon L. Jacobs. Damon L. Jacobs is a New York-based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, author, and HIV prevention specialist who focuses his work […]

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The Healing Power of Reiki

Looking for ways to relieve stress and increase your total health?  Explore the healing benefits of Reiki. What is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese healing technique based on the principle that the Reiki therapist can channel energy from the patient by means of touch to activate the natural healing process of the patient’s body and […]

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Is PrEP right for YOU?

Are you HIV negative but are at very high risk for HIV? Taken every day, PrEP can help keep you free from HIV. What is PrEP? PrEP or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a daily medicine that can reduce your chances of getting HIV. PrEP can help stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. […]

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Syphilis Rate Rising Significantly in Coachella Valley as STDs Reach All-Time High in U.S.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bruce Weiss, Director of Community Health Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) Tel:  760-323-2118 x455 Email: bweiss@desertaidsproject.org  Syphilis Rate Rising Significantly in Coachella Valley as STDs Reach All-Time High in U.S. Desert AIDS Project urges all sexually-active individuals to protect themselves, test routinely, and seek needed treatment. Gay and bisexual men at especially […]

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FREE PrEP Education Forum at Chill Bar

You are invited to join us at Chill Bar on National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to learn about PrEP! This free PrEP education forum will focus on the benefits of PrEP, answer your questions about PrEP, and will help you have a better understanding of the available resources right here in Coachella Valley. Featured […]

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Cluster of Shigella Infections in Southern California- What We Need to Know In the Coachella Valley

A cluster of cases of Shigella in Southern California among Gay, Bisexual and other Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM) calls for increased awareness in the Coachella Valley. Cases of Shigella have been confirmed in Southern California, which resulted in the California Department of Public Health and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health […]

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New, more convenient hours at The DOCK!

Staying in control of your sexual health just got a whole lot easier! The DOCK, a sexual health clinic staffed by and situated at Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs, has announced a new, more convenient schedule beginning Tuesday, September 6th, the day after Labor Day. Our new, more convenient schedule hours will make it […]

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Desert AIDS Project thinks globally, acts locally by getting HIV meds to the world

This February, D.A.P. shipped 85 pounds of unexpired HIV and AIDS medications from the Coachella Valley to the developing world, participating in the Aid For AIDS program … and we’ll soon be making an equally-sized shipment. Aid For AIDS (AFA) was established in 1996 to rush unused, unexpired HIV medications from the U.S. to countries […]

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Who Can I Talk To About PrEP In Palm Springs?

If you’re concerned about your HIV risk, you might have heard of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP. But where can you turn to for facts and information to decide if PrEP right for you? Desert AIDS Project is now offering PrEP Talk – one on one free appointments to talk with an Early Intervention Specialist about this medication […]

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Hepatitis treatment is as close as The Dock at D.A.P.

An uptick in rates of the hepatitis virus has attracted new attention to May as Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day. Hepatitis is a growing concern not only nationwide but in Riverside County as well. Hepatitis is a virus that shows itself in three forms: Hepatitis A (HAV,) Hepatitis B (HBV,) […]

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Desert AIDS Project opens “The DOCK” – a sexual-health clinic – on March 16 at D.A.P.

On Monday, March 16, Desert AIDS Project is opening a new sexual health clinic for men and women called the DOCK. “The idea for The DOCK came out of our Get Tested Coachella Valley coalition of community partners, which just completed a very successful first year of getting adults and adolescents tested for HIV,” said […]

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Share Knowledge, Take Action this National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

100 Women of D.A.P. to mark National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Tuesday, March 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM PALM SPRINGS, CA, February 20, 2015 – Everyone is invited to hear a bit of “Generation Y” perspective from HIV activist and author, Paige Rawl, at a free event at the Sinatra Auditorium […]

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Pathways to greater HIV awareness for youth and others

The 10-12 member teams of AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps,) ages 18 to 24, are usually serving local communities in five service areas: urban and rural development, disaster relief, environmental stewardship, infrastructure improvement, and energy conservation. But on World AIDS Day, the “Green 4, Class 21” team was at the Pathways to Health and Well-Being […]

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Free, confidential testing at Mecca health fair mark Latino HIV/AIDS awareness day

It’s estimated that 1-in-50 Latinos will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, Latinos made up about 16 percent of the U.S. population but accounted for 21 percent of new HIV infections nationally – a rate three times that of whites. With more than […]

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Get Tested “Roadshow” marks National HIV Testing Day June 27

Get Tested Coachella Valley, the nation’s first region-wide HIV testing initiative, has plans to mark National HIV Testing Day by taking its mobile HIV testing clinic on a “roadshow” to the region’s three major hospitals – Desert Regional Medical Center, Eisenhower Medical Center, and John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital. The Get Tested Roadshow will bring […]

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Reaching our youth at local schools for National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

One in four new HIV infections in the US is among youth ages 13-24, and each month, another 1,000 young people contract HIV. That’s why every year for the past three years, National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) has been held on April 10. Since HIV prevention and education funds were decimated in […]

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First Day of Spring marks Fifth Annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The spring equinox lands on March 20th, marking a day of new beginnings and the celebration of life. While this day holds special significance as the first day of spring, March 20 also marks National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). First established in 2007, National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day calls on the nation to mobilize […]

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Testing for other STDs

As our region’s premiere HIV/AIDS organization, we are committed to an individual’s holistic health, especially sexual health. Although government funding for prevention and education has been significantly cut back in the past two years, Desert AIDS Project knows it’s still just as important today to promote sexual wellness in our local community. One of the […]

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HIV/AIDS awareness at PSHS – from DesertPerks.com

(This post was written by local resident and activist Helen Holdun. It is republished here with her permission. You can read her original post here.) It’s easy to keep children safe when they’re little; hold a hand, buckle a seat belt, monitor their activities. But as kids mature, even the most vigilant parent might be […]

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Aging is a part of life; HIV doesn’t have to be.

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD), this Sunday, September 18th, brings attention to the 50 and over age group and their HIV/AIDS status. Started in 2008, NHAAAD stresses current statistics that show newly diagnosed infections in people over the age of 50. With a high population of retirees calling the Coachella Valley home, this […]

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Knowledge is Power – Know your status

When was the last time you got tested? Years? Twelve months? 3 months? If you can’t remember the last time you got tested for HIV, you should consider getting tested today. Luckily, in addition to our free and confidential testing five days a week,  you can also get tested today for free at Walgreens, located […]

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National HIV Testing Day in the Coachella Valley: HIV and Older Americans

On Monday, June 27th, we marked the 17th National HIV Testing Day in the Coachella Valley by reaching out to health staff of a target population at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS – seniors and older Americans. In the Desert Healthcare District Room at Desert AIDS Project, community health educator Nyrza Gonzalez taught more than 25 […]

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National HIV Testing Day in the Coachella Valley: HIV and Latinos

As part of its commitment of HIV prevention in high-risk target populations, Desert AIDS Project spent part of this year’s 17th National HIV Testing Day focused on the Coachella Valley’s large Latino population. In recent years, HIV has become a serious threat to the Latinos in the United States, affecting this community in greater rates […]

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30 Years of HIV/AIDS

Only the tip of an iceberg June 5th marks 30 years since the first report of AIDS – a syndrome that has killed an estimated 25 million people worldwide. Yet this year’s anniversary is somewhat arbitrary: the virus responsible for AIDS has probably been circulating within human populations for 100 years. Read the entire story […]

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Creating HIV Awareness…One Intersection at a Time

The Intersection Project, as created by D.A.P. client Paul, has been underway for weeks with the full support of his loving wife and four children – all of whom are HIV-negative. His 17-year-old daughter, who hopes to become a disease-specialist doctor, often stands on corners with Paul and his sign. This father-daughter team also participated […]

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