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Desert AIDS Project welcomes Dr. Steven Scheibel

Providing primary and HIV-specialty medical services

PALM SPRINGS, CA, January 23, 2013 – Dr. Steven Scheibel, MD has joined the staff of Desert AIDS Project in the Wells Fargo HIV Health Center.

After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana with a BS in biology, Scheibel received his MD from the University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine in Chicago, graduating cum laude. Following his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia Hospital, Scheibel was an instructor and Fellow in Medicine in the Infectious Disease Unit at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for four years.

Scheibel was co-founder of the nonprofit Community Health Network (CHN,) a clinic serving HIV-infected people, in Rochester, NY where he served as Associate Medical Director for more than three years. CHN cares for 800-1,000 patients, providing comprehensive health care, including clinical research.

After moving to California in 1994, Scheibel worked in a number of positions, including not only direct client service provision but also in research. While consulting for Roche Molecular Systems in Alameda, he assisted in the development of a test to measure plasma HIV levels with a high degree of sensitivity, as well as a DNA assay to monitor cell-associated-HIV in response to combination antiretroviral therapy.

“Dr. Scheibel is a welcome addition to our medical staff because we pride ourselves on providing the best possible care to our clients,” says David Brinkman, CEO of Desert AIDS Project. “All of our physicians are credentialed by the American Association of HIV Medicine and possess the most current base of knowledge for treating HIV and AIDS.”

Desert AIDS Project serves people living with HIV and AIDS by providing comprehensive support, including medical care, case management, and social services, like food, housing, and counseling. D.A.P. also offers free and confidential HIV testing at a number of locations throughout the communities it serves. To learn more about Desert AIDS Project, please call 760-323-2118, visit www.desertaidsproject.org or find them on Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube.