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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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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