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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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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