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Take Charge of Your Sexual Health Workshop

When it comes to HIV, knowledge is power! This full-day workshop will address five major topics that are essential to maintaining good health when you have HIV. We will discuss how HIV treatment has changed and what’s in the pipeline, how to ensure it keeps working, how to understand lab results, and how “Treatment as […]

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World AIDS Day 2018

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 […]

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“Any sentiment that perpetuates stigma runs counter to our very roots.”

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.

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Desert AIDS Project Announces Substantial Fee Reduction for STD Screening And Treatment

For Immediate Release Contact: Jack Bunting, PR Specialist Tel: (760) 656-8472 Email: jbunting@desertaidsproject.org Desert AIDS Project Announces Substantial Fee Reduction for STD Screening And Treatment HIV, HCV Screenings and PEP remain free-of-charge Amid an alarming spike in syphilis cases in the Coachella Valley, Desert AIDS Project is further removing barriers to access for sexual health services […]

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At White Party 2018: HIV and HCV Tests, plus Hep A Vaccinations Onsite

Desert AIDS Project and Riverside University Health System-Public Health want to make sure the roughly 30,000 fun seekers who descend on Palm Springs for the 2018 White Party know their HIV and Hepatitis C status during the event. And this year, vaccinations for Hepatitis A will be offered to those interested. Starting in 2017, Hepatitis […]

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Desert AIDS Project Offers Medical Home to Residents of Sanctuary Palm Springs

For Immediate Release Contact: Jack Bunting, PR Specialist Tel: (760) 656-8472 Email: jbunting@desertaidsproject.org Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) announced an alliance with Sanctuary Palm Springs (SPS), a transitional residential program providing housing and independent life skills for foster youth who are 18-to-21 years old. Residents will be able to turn to D.A.P. for their medical, dental, mental […]

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Undetectable = Untransmittable at The Corridor (Courtyard Area) Thursday, Feb. 22 5-7 (FREE)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) verified in September that achieving viral suppression continuously for six months with antiretroviral therapy will prevent HIV transmission. But Bruce Richman, executive director of Prevention Access Campaign, had been telling people that for a while. Come hear Richman talk about Prevention Access Campaign’s efforts to get the […]

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Insurance Companies Could Be Denying Coverage to Gay Men on PrEP

After the alarming news that New York state financial regulators would investigate insurance providers there for targeting PrEP users, California’s insurance commissioner Dave Jones just announced an official investigation for The Golden State. Read the statement: “Today I directed the California Department of Insurance to open an investigation into published reports that gay men have been […]

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Safe-sex dolls campaign depicts real-life scenarios

By Will Dean, Desert Outlook They are not the Ken and Barbie of your childhood fantasies – they’re more modern, relevant and, well, real. On Jan. 1, Desert AIDS Project launched a new safe-sex campaign using dolls to illustrate the lived experiences of Coachella Valley residents. In an effort to help educate adults who are […]

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D.A.P. Receives Elton John AIDS Foundation Grant to Help Reduce HIV Transmission

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 […]

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2017 HIV and Aging Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Event Contact: JP Allen Desert AIDS Project (760) 898-0133 jallen@desertaidsproject.org D.A.P. Contact: Tom Tarr (760) 656-8464 direct ttarr@desertaidsproject.org SAVE THE DATE: September 15, 2017 Local Organizations Present “Aging Positively” A Free Conference Focusing On Seniors with HIV on National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day PALM SPRINGS, CA (August 21, 2017) – On […]

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