Our Commitment to Diversity

Governmental agencies must not stray from the course from using scientific evidence to further decrease the spread of the disease. Of utmost importance is to identify vulnerable members of society; testing those most at risk and immediately linking them to care.  To borrow from SAGE, a sister AIDS service organization: “We refuse to be invisible.” […]

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Damon Jacobs on Dating and Relationships In The Age of PrEP at Wang’s in the Desert and live on Facebook December 27 5-6pm (FREE)

Join us in person for a complimentary drink or two plus passed hors d’oeuvres, or watch our Facebook Livestream during the event to ask this nationally recognized PrEP advocate your questions. Getting our heads around how PrEP and PEP works likely is less of an undertaking than the emotional implications it will have for how […]

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24th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards

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Call these Republican Senators today and tell them to vote NO on the Senate tax bill!

The Senate tax bill cuts funding for domestic programs that could undermine the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, HIV prevention, and funding for housing for people living with HIV.   Given the fact that more than 40% of people living with HIV who are in care are covered by Medicaid, these cuts could have a negative impact on […]

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Number of those living with HIV/AIDS dramatically increases in Riverside County using new data system

For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Tarr, Director of Client Development Tel: 760/656-8464 Email: ttarr@desertaidsproject.org New HIV/AIDS prevalence estimate has implications for Coachella Valley healthcare infrastructure Riverside County health officials released new data indicating that a staggering 51 percent more people are living with HIV/AIDS in the county than had been previously reported. The increase is […]

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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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Everyday Heroes Honors Local Community Members In Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke shenke@desertaidsproject.org (760) 656-8401 2017 World AIDS Day Celebration Everyday Heroes Honors Local Community Members In Action PALM SPRINGS, CA (November 1, 2017) On World AIDS Day 2017, Desert AIDS Project will honor four community members who’ve made it their mission to get into action by supporting its mission to […]

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4th Annual Everyday Heroes Awards

4th ANNUAL EVERYDAY HEROES WORLD AIDS DAY 12-1-17 Desert AIDS Project honors local everyday heroes to mark World AIDS Day.  The annual event, now in its fourth year, features an outdoor reception, award presentations, live entertainment and the after-party.   Click here to purchase tickets to the 4th Annual Everyday Heroes Awards

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Walk with D.A.P. in the Palm Springs Pride Parade

For the Palm Springs Pride Parade this year, Desert AIDS Project will be celebrating our Community In Action. This includes clients, volunteers, community groups, individuals, and especially you, who help Desert AIDS Project continue our mission to promote the health and well-being of our community. We invite you to join our celebration and walk with […]

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Local LGBTQ Organizations React to Health and Human Services Strategic Plan Omissions

For Immediate Release October 6, 2017 Contact: Tom Tarr, Director of Client Development Tel: 760/656-8464 Email: ttarr@desertaidsproject.org Local LGBTQ organizations react to Health and Human Services Strategic Plan omissions When the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its 2018-2022 strategic plan, healthcare advocates quickly noticed that something was missing—any mention of minority populations, […]

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