HIV/AIDS awareness at PSHS – from DesertPerks.com

(This post was written by local resident and activist Helen Holdun. It is republished here with her permission.) It’s easy to keep children safe when they’re little; hold a hand, buckle a seat belt, monitor their activities. But as kids mature, even the most vigilant parent might be ignored because of peer pressure and skewed […]

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The year in HIV legislation

2011 saw quite a few positive steps in the fight against HIV/AIDS with the signing of six HIV-related bills. In terms of HIV Prevention, four bills were signed into law by Governor Brown. These include SB 41, AB 604, AB 1382 and SB 422. Earlier this year, DAP applauded the inclusion of SB 41 (Yee) […]

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2011 Annual Report

Learn more about the past 18 months at Desert AIDS Project by reading our 2011 Annual Report. Content includes a letter from the CEO David Brinkman entitled “What have we learned after 30 years of AIDS?”, a World AIDS Day recap, recent advocacy at D.A.P., an infographic about our clients and the care we provide, […]

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An early Christmas gift for some clients

Earlier this week, some very lucky D.A.P. clients were treated to an early Christmas gift when they won a fresh, full, and lovely Douglas Fir Christmas tree. These trees were graciously donated to Desert AIDS Project by the Palm Desert High School Vocal Music Program and their supporters, thanks to the generous hearts of the […]

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Peter Gallagher and Matt Bomer to be feted at 18th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards

On Saturday, February 11, Peter Gallagher and Matt Bomer will each receive an Arts and Activism Award at the 2012 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards gala, held at the Palm Springs Convention Center, benefiting Desert AIDS Project. They will join host Joan Rivers, entertainers Queen Latifah, Wynonna Judd, Megan Mullally, and David Burnham, as well as […]

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Faces of Hope

During Desert AIDS Project’s PSA filming, some of our clients spoke about how living with HIV has influenced their lives. Here are their stories. Long time survivors, Dennis and Larry have had HIV since before they met 30 years ago.  Together, they have braved the struggle of living with this illness, yet they remain hopeful […]

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D.A.P. to commemorate 30 Years of AIDS on December 1

(PALM SPRINGS, CA – November 18, 2011) December 1, commonly observed as World AIDS Day, marks the beginning of December as AIDS Awareness Month. This year is especially significant because it marks the 30th anniversary of the first cases of AIDS diagnosed on June 6, 1981. Conceived by the World Health Organization, World AIDS Day […]

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D.A.P. exemplifies essential components of an HIV care model

A newly released policy paper published last month by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) outlines the essential requirements of an effective HIV care model. Desert AIDS Project achieves many of the goals, services and elements outlined in the policy paper for promoting positive health outcomes for HIV-positive people. The paper states that, among […]

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Help spread holiday joy to those less fortunate

Find out how you can easily spread some holiday cheer to our clients this season.

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Desert AIDS Project and FIND Food Bank receive two-year grants as Neighborhood Builders from Bank of America

(PALM SPRINGS, CA – November 7, 2011) Each year since 2004, the Neighborhood Builders grant program from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has been making monetary awards to two outstanding nonprofit organizations in each of 45 markets across the United States. Those awards in 2011 for the Inland Empire were made to Desert AIDS […]

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