Download the free HIV testing anthem here

“‘The Power to Be Strong’ song and music video campaign has been created to reach millions of people around the world about the importance of voluntary HIV counseling & testing and increased adherence to safer sex, and to empower the valiant efforts of any organization or individual participating anywhere in the battle against HIV/AIDS. As […]

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June 2011 Progress Report

Desert AIDS Project is committed to relevant and timely communications with all those people we serve. That is why we are publishing quarterly electronic newsletters – entitled Progress Report – so you can continue to stay informed about our accomplishments and work in our local community. Read the June 2011 Progress Report below by flipping […]

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BandAIDS rocks out for client services

This past Saturday, Pappy & Harriet’s and 100 attendees rocked it out in support of Desert AIDS Project with bandAIDS, an evening filled with music from seven bands and artists under the sun and stars. For a $10 cover, attendees were treated to the sweet musical sounds of Odyssey 9, Lazy River, The Ross Sea […]

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D.A.P. Remembers Guy Lawson

(PALM SPRINGS, CA – August 17, 2011) The recent passing of Guy Lawson, a prominent member of the Palm Springs community, has left many saddened by the loss of a man who gave so much to so many others. Lawson founded the HIV/AIDS Special Care Center at Desert Regional Medical Center, helping to provide comprehensive […]

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Dancing with the Desert Stars to benefit Desert AIDS Project on Saturday, Sept. 24

The Palm Springs Convention Center will be sparkling on Saturday, September 24 when local “Desert Stars” pair up with professional dancers to show the Coachella Valley their moves, all to benefit client services at Desert AIDS Project. The fun begins with cocktails at 6:00 PM, followed by the show at 7:30 PM. Celebrity judges include […]

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The Nicest Grizzly Bear We’ve Ever Met

Julian di Ciurcio has been fighting the good fight since the earliest days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—since before those terms even existed, before reliable testing and diagnosis, before drugs were developed, before hope was anywhere to be seen. That was in the early ’80s, and Julian still lived in Woodside near San Francisco. There he […]

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Hydeia Broadbent to receive Partners in Activism Award at 2012 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards on February 11

When she said, “I am the future and I have AIDS” at the 1996 Republican National Convention, 12-year-old Hydeia Broadbent likely changed perceptions for many people about her once-fatal disease. Broadbent was born in 1984 – the same year that Desert AIDS Project began as an all-volunteer response to the newly-emerging AIDS epidemic. She inherited […]

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A Look Back: AIDS Comes of Age

June 15, 2001 The New York Blade To the Point/Steve Bolerjack AIDS Comes of Age I’m not sure why America is so obsessed by anniversaries.  For some reason, we measure our lives by major events of the times in which we live, then categorize that human experience into neat little decades that stretch behind us […]

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State Budget & Cuts: June 2011

Governor Jerry Brown and state officials are still in the midst of approving a state budget for 2011-2012. After attempting to approve an unbalanced budget that resulted in State Controller John Chiang withholding pay from lawmakers, the situation does not seem to be improving. California is facing a $10-billion dollar deficit and several budget proposals […]

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National HIV/AIDS Strategy: 1 Year Later

It’s hard to believe it will be one year since the National HIV/AIDS Strategy was released on July 13th. In the past twelve months, ADAP waiting lists across the nation have risen above 8,000 and Desert AIDS Project has experienced unprecedented need from our client base. The rough economy has not spared HIV-positive individuals from […]

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