Desert AIDS Project is located in Palm Springs and is often referred to as DAP.

This actually should be Desert Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Project – DAIDSP

Ok so these experts in AIDS apparently are fine with using acronyms within acronyms.

I think this is getting out of hand.

In reality the term AIDS should be just I for Immunodeficiency.

Acquired is unnecessary as all diseases are acquired, or created.

Syndrome is unnecessary as Immunodeficiency is full of syndromes.

I is a perfect abbreviation/acronym.

This more correct version then makes Desert Aids Project, DIP when acronymized.

Feature image of Greek letters on ancient pottery by Marsyas (2007)