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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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Sewing Hope Collection Launches at Revivals Stores

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Steven Henkeshenke@desertaidsproject.org(760) 656-8401 Palm Springs, CA Revivals Stores launched a new collection of locally handmade items by Sewing with Purpose on November 28.  Sewing with Purpose is a DAP group that meets weekly for social interaction while sharing their mutual love of sewing.  The group’s work reflects its members varied backgrounds and skills.  “Some of […]

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Everyday Heroes Honors Individuals Who Inspire

Everyday Heroes Honors Individuals Who Inspire November 30 Event at Palm Springs Cultural Center PALM SPRINGS, CA Greater Palm Springs will come together on Friday, November 30 to celebrate this year’s Everyday Heroes honorees at the Palm Springs Cultural Center.  The annual event, now in its fifth year, shines a spotlight on local individuals who […]

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Voter Registration

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. […]

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Before Celebrities Spoke of AIDS: A Reflection from the Beginning of the Epidemic

Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) marks its beginning in 1984, the year it received official non-profit status. It’s an important milestone and represents the dedication and true grit of the founders who came together to help members of their community die with dignity through compassionate hospice care. But for founding member and first executive director George […]

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Community Action Impact More than Ever, Coachella Valley Needs Desert AIDS Walk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Steven Henkeshenke@desertaidsproject.org(760) 656-8401 2018 Desert AIDS Walk – Community Action Impact More than Ever, Coachella Valley Needs Desert AIDS Walk Facebook Google+ Twitter LinkedIn PALM SPRINGS, CA On Saturday, October 20, 2018 over 2,000 community members will unite in Ruth Hardy Park to walk in the 32nd Desert AIDS Walk in support of […]

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Aging Positively: 3rd Annual HIV and Aging Conference

Event Contact: JP AllenDesert AIDS Project(760) 992-0440jallen@desertaidsproject.org Press Contact: Jack BuntingDesert AIDS Project(760) 656-8472jbunting@desertaidsproject.org Aging Positively – 3rd Annual HIV and Aging Conference Keynote by amfAR co-founder Dr. Michael Gottlieb Facebook Google+ Twitter LinkedIn When:  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Where:  Joslyn Senior Center  73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260 Beverages, snacks […]

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In Its 34th Year D.A.P. Still Sees Ending HIV/AIDS As Top Aim

Palm Springs, Calif., August 22, 2018—It was 34 years ago today that Desert AIDS Project started out of desperation, with little else but heart and soul to get it off the ground. It was the same year the HIV virus had been identified, and founders sought to keep the community educated about AIDS, and to […]

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DAP Supports the Following Five Bills Still Pending in the CA Legislature

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 […]

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