D.A.P. offers education and incentives for National HIV Testing Day on Monday, June 27

Desert AIDS Project will mark National HIV Testing Day on Monday, June 27th with free and confidential HIV testing at both its Palm Springs and Indio locations. Just prior to extended testing hours from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, the Palm Springs location at 1695 N. Palm Springs will offer an “HIV Awareness” luncheon for staff […]

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D.A.P. to mark 30th anniversary of first AIDS diagnosis

On Sunday, June 5, a giant red AIDS ribbon will stand outside the front entrance of Desert AIDS Project at Vista Chino and Sunrise Way in Palm Springs, in commemoration of the first cases of AIDS diagnosed on that day in 1981. At 10:30 AM, several D.A.P. clients will speak about their personal history with […]

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Restaurants score best Dining Out for Life fundraiser yet for D.A.P.

With most of the thirty-seven participating restaurants in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and Palm Desert reporting their 33% or 50% contribution of sales from this year™s Dining Out for Life event on Thursday, April 28, the annual fundraiser has already surpassed its goal of raising $115,000. This was the largest number of participating […]

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National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day on May 18: Offering hope for an AIDS-free world some day

Desert AIDS Project was pleased to learn that a recent experimental vaccine, tested on monkeys with a form of the AIDS virus, which helped control their infection for more than a year, might eventually lead to a vaccine for humans. Simply put, a vaccine “teaches” the immune system to recognize and defend against a virus […]

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Pre-party for “Bulldog’s Disco Bash” benefits Desert AIDS Project

Dig out your platform shoes and head over to the Gardens on El Paseo from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on Friday, April 29, to get in the mood for twirling under the mirrored ball that evening at “Bulldog’s Disco Bash” at the McCallum Theatre. Participating restaurants and businesses, including The Gardens – El Paseo Village, […]

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Presented by Bank of America: Dining Out for Life on Thursday, April 28 might win you an entertainment package or free groceries

For the sixth consecutive year, participating restaurants – 35 this year, from Palm Springs and Cathedral City to Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert – will donate 33% or 50% of their sales on Thursday, April 28 to benefit client services at Desert AIDS Project. Diners on that day will be entered in a raffle for […]

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Revivals in Hillcrest asks San Diego to “Give It UP!” for local AIDS organizations

As people crowded in to the Grand Opening of the Revivals store at 1644 University, some were wearing tee shirts that borrowed the Revivals ad campaign slogan, “Give It UP!” while the back of the shirt proclaimed the store’s support of Mama’s Kitchen, The San Diego LGBT Community Center, and Being Alive. Revivals at 1644 […]

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Lorna Luft doubles-up for Desert AIDS Project on Saturday, April 2: Tour guide in the morning, Celebrity Doodles in the evening

Close on the heels of her dynamic performance at the 2011 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala, Lorna Luft will continue to support one of her favorite local organizations by giving a tour of Desert AIDS Project at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 2 before joining the second annual Celebrity Doodles fundraiser for D.A.P. at the […]

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Father Andrew Green leaves D.A.P. Board, Ted Briggs and Steve Winters join

Father Andrew Green, pastor of St. Paul in the Desert Episcopal Church in Palm Springs, who has served on the Board of Directors for Desert AIDS Project since 1993 – beginning less than a decade after D.A.P. was founded in 1984 – made the difficult decision to leave that leadership position. “Although change is the […]

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Gift helps continue free and confidential HIV testing

The Clark Trust made a $50,000 gift to Desert AIDS Project for the purpose of HIV prevention, education, and testing. It is estimated that there are more than 8,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Desert AIDS Project’s service area, and by some estimates, an additional 2,039 HIV-positive individuals who are unaware of their status. These […]

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