06 May Get Tested Coachella Valley Welcomes Blatino Oasis!

Get Tested Coachella Valley is proud to partner with the Blatino Oasis to provide free, confidential, and rapid HIV testing in addition to passing out our highly sought after safe sex kits this year’s event!

From the legendary foam pool party to the Kings Supporting Kings 10th Anniversary Awards Brunch, GTCV will be there to help you have a safe and fun weekend.

Play Safe at the 10th Annual Blatino Oasis!

Did you know half of black gay men and a quarter of Latino gay men are projected to be diagnosed within their lifetime? According to the CDC, if current HIV diagnoses rates persist, about 1 in 2 black men who have sex with men (MSM) and 1 in 4 Latino MSM in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime. By knowing your status, you can make informed decisions about your sexual behaviors and how to stay safe.

Have questions about PrEP or PEP? Just look for the team in bright orange, we’ll be happy to answer all your questions. The DOCK, located at 1695 North Sunrise Way, will also be providing free and confidential HIV testing, PEP and PrEP resources on Sunday, May 8th, Noon-6PM/Monday, May 9th and Tuesday, May 10th, 8AM-5PM!

Whether you’re partying by the pool or dancing the night away, make sure you protect before you play. 

GTCV Blatino Oasis Weekend schedule

Friday, May 6th

Welcome reception at the Hyatt Atrium: Confidential testing onsite, giveaways

Arenas Road: Free and confidential HIV testing

COPA 10pm-2am: Info about PrEP and PEP, Ask a Community Health Liaison

Saturday, May 7th

CCBC “Marti Gras” Pool Party 2-7pm: Free and confidential testing, beach party giveaways!

Chill Bar Dance Party 9pm-2am: Free and confidential testing

Sunday, May 8th

The DOCK 12-6pm: Free and confidential testing, PrEP and PEP

Awards Brunch: HIV education and resources

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About Get Tested Coachella Valley

Get Tested Coachella Valley is a three-year, $5 million public health initiative dedicated to dramatically reducing HIV infections by making voluntary HIV testing a standard and routine medical practice and ensuring linkage to care. The campaign was launched in 2014 under the leadership of Desert AIDS Project and is driven by a coalition of more than 100 Community Partners including the Riverside County Department of Public Health; the region’s major hospitals; elected officials; community leaders and faith-based organizations, educational institutions, businesses, and foundations. Additional information and resources available at gettestedcoachellavalley.org

About The DOCK

Launched in March 2015, The DOCK sexual health clinic at Desert AIDS Project provides comprehensive healthcare services, information, and support to take charge of your sexual health. Our quick, caring, and confidential services for individuals of all gender identities include: STD testing & treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), free HIV oral rapid testing for individuals and couples, and Well-Woman exams. For more information, please visit www.TheDOCKclinic.org