• Desert AIDS Project rebrands as DAP Health, expands services

    In 1984, a group of volunteers founded Desert AIDS project to fight against the HIV epidemic. “It was an opportunity to provide health care to people, bring meals to people’s homes, and fight the isolation they were facing, and connect them with mental health professionals,” said David Brinkman, DAP Health’s CEO.  Over the years, the […]


    Desert AIDS Project has been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring its patients get the care they need. In honor of World Aids Day, Desert Aids Project C.E.O. David Brinkman shares how the organization is preparing for the future. He also mentions how we can all help our community with this NBCares.

  • Palm Springs man cured of HIV/AIDS dies of leukemia

    Timothy Ray Brown, the Palm Springs resident who was the first person to be cured of HIV/AIDS has died. Brown’s partner, Tim Hoeffgen, confirmed to NBC Palm Springs that Brown died shortly after 3:00 Tuesday afternoon in their Palm Springs home, not of HIV or AIDS, but of leukemia. Timothy Brown was living in Berlin […]

  • NBCares: ‘5B’ The Chronicles of the AIDS Crisis

    ‘5B’ is a powerful new documentary with local ties. It chronicles the rise of the HIV/AIDS crisis in San Francisco and spotlights the compassionate and incredible care of nurses and caregivers who became everyday heroes at San Francisco General Hospital in the 1980s, when little was known about the disease. Our NBC Palm Springs Political […]

  • Possible HIV Cure, Study Eliminates Virus in Mice

    Researchers say they found a possible cure for HIV in a new breakthrough study that successfully eliminated the virus from the DNA of mice. The medical researchers from Temple University and the University of Nebraska combined their years of work in creating a possible cure for HIV. Nicholas Snow is a Media Activist who has […]

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