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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National HIV Testing Day in the Coachella Valley: HIV and Older Americans

On Monday, June 27th, we marked the 17th National HIV Testing Day in the Coachella Valley by reaching out to health staff of a target population at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS – seniors and older Americans. In the Desert Healthcare District Room at Desert AIDS Project, community health educator Nyrza Gonzalez taught more than 25 […]

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National HIV Testing Day in the Coachella Valley: HIV and Latinos

As part of its commitment of HIV prevention in high-risk target populations, Desert AIDS Project spent part of this year’s 17th National HIV Testing Day focused on the Coachella Valley’s large Latino population. In recent years, HIV has become a serious threat to the Latinos in the United States, affecting this community in greater rates […]

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30 Years of HIV/AIDS

Only the tip of an iceberg June 5th marks 30 years since the first report of AIDS – a syndrome that has killed an estimated 25 million people worldwide. Yet this year’s anniversary is somewhat arbitrary: the virus responsible for AIDS has probably been circulating within human populations for 100 years. Read the entire story […]

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Creating HIV Awareness…One Intersection at a Time

The Intersection Project, as created by D.A.P. client Paul, has been underway for weeks with the full support of his loving wife and four children – all of whom are HIV-negative. His 17-year-old daughter, who hopes to become a disease-specialist doctor, often stands on corners with Paul and his sign. This father-daughter team also participated […]

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It’s just a jump to the left!

We’re just under a month away from our hottest event of the year – right in the middle of summer! This year’s Fourth Annual Mid-Summer Dance Party gets down “Time Warp”-style on July 23 at the Commune at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Our host committee members have been […]

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Palm Springs AIDS Walk 2011: Walking in the Summertime

Relatively few people think about walking during the summer in the Coachella Valley. It’s much nicer to sit at home, perusing the internet with the air conditioner set on 75° – that’s what you’re doing now, isn’t it? But here at Desert AIDS Project, we’ve got walking on our minds and for good reason – […]

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Help us meet an unprecedented need

Summer’s here!  And for many that means fun vacation trips away from the heat and a welcome “off-season” to the endless array of charitable and entertainment events. But, as you know, for our clients there is no such thing as an off-season from living with HIV.  Their needs are ongoing, and we are committed to […]

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