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The DOCK Clinic: Your Destination for Sexual Health

In March 2015, Desert AIDS Project launched its newest addition, The DOCK, a sexual health clinic named after it’s convenient location – the loading dock at Desert AIDS Project. Services of The DOCK include free and confidential HIV rapid testing; testing and treatment for other sexually-transmitted...

What is Hepatitis B and how is it spread?

Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). For some people, hepatitis B is an acute, or short-term illness, but for others - it can become a long-term, chronic infection. Chronic Hepatitis B can lead to serious health issues, like...

WATCH: Community Conversations About HIV

GTCV interviewed Coachella Valley residents of different ages, ethnicities, gender identities and socio-economic levels and asked them several questions including "What is HIV?" and "How is HIV prevented?". The combination of their answers is both thought-provoking and revealing. Be part of the conversation by joining Get...

Get Tested Coachella Valley Results Recap!

In 2014, a coalition of community partners under the leadership of Desert AIDS Project launched Get Tested Coachella Valley, a three-year, $5 million public health campaign to dramatically reduce the spread of HIV. It combines education, routine HIV testing and linkage to care. This report...

National HIV and AIDS Youth Awareness Day

On April 10th of each year, we highlight the work that youth advocates are doing to educate their communities about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people. The day serves as a reminder that investing in young people’s health and education is a...

2017 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is observed on February 7th each year to bring awareness to the impact HIV/AIDS has had on the black community. The 2017 theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!” "What does it mean to be "Our Brother's and...

Join Team GTCV at the Borrego Health Fair This Saturday

Get Tested Coachella Valley and The DOCK Clinic will be at the Family Fun & Heath Day this Saturday in Coachella to offer HIV testing. Our rapid HIV tests are free, confidential and only take about 20 minutes! We'll also have giveaways and information about...

Join Us at the LiveWell Festival this Weekend!

Get Tested Coachella Valley, The DOCK Clinic and D.A.P. Total Clinic are proud to participate in the inaugural LiveWell Festival, The Desert’s 1st Annual Health + Wellness Day at the Park. The LiveWell Festival is an all-inclusive mind-body-spirit wellness festival that highlights the desert’s health and wellness...

Blueprint for Action: Transforming the Health and Well-being of Community Members

In 2012, more than 140 community leaders committed to working together to improve regional health and wellness in the Coachella Valley. In partnership with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), Coachella Valley healthcare leaders launched the Coachella Valley Blueprint for Action. On Friday, October 28th, Coachella Valley...

Be fabulous with us at the 2016 Palm Springs Pride Parade!

We need your help to make Desert AIDS Project's participation in this year's Palm Springs Pride Parade on Sunday, November 6th our biggest, best, and most fun ever! Our goal is to have at least 100 Desert AIDS Project staff and volunteers march in support of...