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Meet Our New Director of Community Health

Wondering how PrEP works or what PEP is? All you have to do is #AskBruce! Interested in learning more about the new Department of Community Health at Desert AIDS Project? Just #AskBruce! He’ll be taking all your questions, LIVE on Facebook! About Bruce Weiss, MSW At 13-years old, Bruce was introduced...

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GTCV Rocked at the 2016 Tachevah Music Showcase!

Throughout the 2016 Tachevah Music Showcase: Get Tested Coachella Valley provided free and confidential HIV testing, passed out hundreds of safe sex kits, and testing info to concert goers. Congratulations to brighter: Winner of the 2016 Tachevah Music Showcase! Read The Desert Sun recap here! brightner performing at the 2016...

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Why Should Women Get Tested for HIV?

In the United States, women account for nearly 20% of all new HIV infections. For most women, HIV often spreads through unprotected sex with an infected, heterosexual person. It may also spread by sharing drug needles or through contact with the blood of an infected...

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Are You Ready to Rock?! Tachevah Final Round

Get Tested Coachella Valley Program Director, Susan Unger with the Desert Sun’s Music, Film, and Creative Reporter, Bruce Fessier! Tachevah 2016 Music Showcase Final Round Ready to rock with GTCV? The final round of the three-part Tachevah series kicks off at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18th...

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Get Tested Coachella Valley Welcomes Blatino Oasis!

Founded by Joe Hawkins in 2006, Blatino Oasis is the premier weekend getaway for gay and bisexual men of color and their supporters from around the globe. Check out our 2015 interview with Blatino Oasis founder Joe Hawkins! Get Tested Coachella Valley is proud to partner with the Blatino...

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Confidential and rapid HIV testing available at area Walgreens!

Did you know that while you’re out and about picking up your weekly supply of personal care products and Netflix snacks, you could conventionally meet with a member of our testing team for a confidential, rapid, and oral HIV test at area Walgreens? You sure can!! Walgreens...

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Get Tested Coachella Valley to Receive Humanitarian Award!

Get Tested Coachella Valley is honored to be receiving the 2016 Humanitarian Award for Public Health Service at the 11th Annual Desert Nurses Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, May 10th. Founded by the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce in 2005, the Desert Nurses Appreciation Luncheon acknowledges outstanding healthcare professionals...

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So What is the HIV Care Continuum, Anyway?

According to the California Department of Public Health, nearly 12% of Californians are unaware that they are infected with HIV and roughly 30% of those that are diagnosed with HIV are not receiving the treatment they need. In addition, individuals diagnosed but not retained in...

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Meet the Team: This is Ralph

Get Tested Coachella Valley is proud to feature Program Manager Raphael Gonzales, Jr. (Ralph) in the latest installment of Meet the Team! His Journey to the Public Health and HIV Sector Inspired by a public health educator providing HIV education during one of his college classes, Ralph made...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Get Tested for HIV RIGHT NOW!

Wondering if you should get tested for HIV? Here are 5 reasons we think you should get tested right now! Because some people don’t know their HIV status. Nearly 1 in 5 people with HIV don’t know they are infected, don’t get HIV medical care, and can...