“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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SOLD OUT! Queen of the Desert 2018

2018 QUEEN OF THE DESERT! Six drag queens compete for the title of Queen of the Desert, decided by a panel of local celebrities, while attendees vote for their Fan Favorite by donating dollar bills!   CAST YOUR VOTE NOW FOR QUEEN OF THE DESERT 2018 Click here to vote for Rusty Waters! Click here […]

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Queen of the Desert 2018 Celebrity Judge Lypsinka to Perform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke shenke@desertaidsproject.org (760) 656-8401 Queen of the Desert 2018 Celebrity Judge Lypsinka to perform PALM SPRINGS, CA, May 15, 2018 – Ethylina Canne, winner of Best in Drag 2016, returns to host Queen of the Desert assisted by Bella da Ball as “Voice of Goddess” on  Friday, June 1 at the Palm Springs […]

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Desert AIDS Project Announces Substantial Fee Reduction for STI 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 STI 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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D.A.P. Affirms the Growing Evidence That PrEP Will Decrease New Sexually Transmitted Infections

Desert AIDS Project affirms our strong support and advocacy for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) as a critical HIV Prevention strategy. We provide PrEP navigation and medication through our DOCK Clinic and Health Center to increase PrEP utilization among Gay Men in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. While Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) rates have been increasing […]

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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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National Transgender HIV Testing Day Social at Wang’s in the Desert April 18, 5-6:30pm (FREE)

At the National Transgender HIV Testing Day Social, you’ll notice attention being paid to HIV testing, prevention and treatment among transgender people. But what you might not be expecting is an emphasis on community building, mutual support, and performances by some of Coachella Valley’s top trans talent. Transgender women have 49 times the odds of […]

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Dine Out for Life – April 26, 2018 Local Restaurants Lead Fundraising in North America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke shenke@desertaidsproject.org (760) 656-8401 Dine Out for Life –  April 26, 2018 Local Restaurants Lead Fundraising in North America PALM SPRINGS, CA (April 4, 2018)  More than 70 generous restaurants across the Coachella Valley will ‘Make One Meal Matter’ on April 26 when they participate in Dining Out for Life […]

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Ask Dr. Foltz at Revivals Palm Springs Wednesday, March 28 6-7 (FREE)

Navigating through today’s strategies for your best health. PrEP and PeP have taken a lot of the worry out of living and loving today, but what about managing your health overall? Regular access to a primary care physician specializing in internal medicine plus infectious diseases means you can trust he has your complete health in […]

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D.A.P. Support Letter for SB 1021

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 […]

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