5th Annual Everyday Heroes Awards

5th Annual Everyday Heroes November 30, 2018 Palm Springs Cultural Center Desert AIDS Project honors local everyday heroes who’ve made an impact in our community.   The annual event, now in its fifth year, features an outdoor reception, awards presentations, live entertainment and an after-party. Traditionally held on December 1, World AIDS Day, this year’s event will be […]

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Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley 2018 Raises $280,000 Local Restaurants Support Propels Greater Palm Springs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke shenke@desertaidsproject.org (760) 656-8401 Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley 2018 Raises $280,000 Local Restaurants Support Propels Greater Palm Springs PALM SPRINGS, CA (July 19, 2018) Seventy Five  local restaurants and bars participated in Dining Out for Life Coachella Valley on April 26, raising $280,000 ($50,000 more than last year) […]

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African American Day Of Action To Screen for Hepatitis C and Raise Awareness

Desert AIDS Project and the Desert Highlands Wellness Committee are coming together to unite the community in vigilance against a deadly infection that is twice as prevalent in African Americans as it is in whites and Lantinx. The 6th Annual National African-American Hepatitis C Action Day will bring together the community with activists, health educators, […]

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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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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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