Harm Reduction and HIV Prevention
No-cost rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing is now available a our
Westminster office every Thursday. For more information or to schedule your appointment
please call (303)363-3077
HIV and Hepatitis C Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people between the ages of 15 and 65 be screened for HIV, as well as women who are pregnant and unsure of their HIV status.
Individuals who are at an increased risk of getting HIV should get tested every six months. These individuals include the following:
- Gay and bi-sexual men
- Men who have sex with men (MSM)
- Transgender people, especially transgender women
- People who have condom-less vaginal or anal sex
- People who share injection drug equipment
People who are at a decreased risk for HIV should ask their provider when they should get tested. These individuals include:
- People who are not sexually active
- People who are sexually active in exclusive relationships with people who do not have HIV.
Our HIV prevention services include PrEP screening, counseling, and navigation, as well as free safe sex materials like condoms, lube, dental dams, and more.
We also offer no-cost Rapid Hepatitis C testing to individuals at increased risk of getting Hepatitis C.
Metro Denver Area Testing Locations
Find other places you can get HIV testing in the metro Denver area on the Test Colorado/STD Testing Center Facebook page.
Syringe Access Program
Our Syringe Access Program provides outreach, education, and syringe exchange services for people who inject drugs and their partners in Aurora and in Adams County.
Injecting drugs can lead to infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C Virus. Syringe Access Services can reduce these infections by providing people who inject drugs with sterile, safer injection supplies and safe disposal of needles.
Services for People Living with HIV - Linkage to Care
Linkage to Care is a free and confidential service. Our coordinators help connect people living with HIV to medical care including treatment and referrals.
Our Linkage to Care program provides:
- Blood draw for confirmatory testing, CD4, and viral load counts
- Referrals to community resources and support services
- Assistance with applying for health insurance
- Assistance with applying for financial aid programs to assist with health care costs such as medication or co-pays
- Education and support understanding lab values and treatment plans
- Care coordinators are available to accompany participants to medical visits to provide support and help answer any questions
How do I sign up for the program?
We provide Linkage to Care services to individuals newly diagnosed with HIV and HIV-positive individuals who have not been in care recently and reside in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties.
The program accepts self-referrals as well as referrals from medical facilities such as primary care providers, specialty providers, emergency rooms, urgent care facilities, and laboratories, or blood banks.
Contact us today by calling 303-363-3048 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or enroll in the program.