Community Health Educator Spotlight: Porchia Dees

Part of why I am so excited about being a Community Health Educator for Desert AIDS Project is that I get to be involved in helping spread the right kind of information to keep people healthy. I have a lifetime of personal experience in dealing with this pandemic. I am a strong advocate for the […]

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Carson Kressley to Host 2018 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke shenke@desertaidsproject.org (760) 656-84012018 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Carson Kressley will be new host PALM SPRINGS, CA (February 2, 2018) – Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author Carson Kressley will replace Ross Mathews as host of the 24th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards. […]

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Reflecting on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Annually black Americans pause in February to reflect upon our shared cultural heritage as African-Americans. In large part, our reflections turn to the Civil Rights struggles in the 1960s, spearheaded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., among others. Sadly, for a growing sub-segment of the black (as well as Latinx) population in America, not only […]

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2018 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Honoring Community Members in Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke shenke@desertaidsproject.org (760) 656-8401 PALM SPRINGS, CA (January 19, 2018) – This year’s awards will shine a bright spotlight on local community members who’ve dedicated their time, talent and energy to ensuring Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) is able to provide compassionate care to those who need it most. We are excited […]

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Sex Toy Talk, How To Do It Safely at Toucan’s Thursday January 25 5-6pm (FREE)

If you thought you knew everything about sex toys, you’re in for a surprise. When Joey Valenzuela, co-owner of Not So Innocent adult store presents to the crowd at Toucan’s, it will be about more than latex. He will explore the benefits of role-play for sexual health, as well as the potential for human disconnection […]

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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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Your 2018 Taxes & Desert AIDS Project

The deadline to make your 2017 tax-deductible, year-end contribution to Desert AIDS Project is almost here!   As we look ahead to 2018, I can’t stress enough just how important compassionate care at Desert AIDS Project is to people living with HIV and in poverty. In our work to address the health needs of the most vulnerable […]

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2018 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards En Vogue and Thelma Houston Headline Entertainment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steven Henke shenke@desertaidsproject.org (760) 656-8401 PALM SPRINGS, CA (December 29, 2017) – Co-chairs  Patrick Jordan and Lauri Kibby will join Senator Barbara Boxer on February 10 when they welcome more than 1,500 D.A.P. supporters at the 2018 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards benefitting Desert AIDS Project. The party begins with red carpet arrivals at the […]

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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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