Harm Reduction and HIV Prevention

Free HIV & Hepatitis C testing is now available at our Westminster office every Thursday. For more information or to schedule your appointment please call (303)363-3077

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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 low risk of getting 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 free safer sex supplies like condoms, lube, dental dams, and more. 

We also offer free 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 services in a safe, non-judgmental setting that welcomes, affirms, and accepts everyone regardless of their current drug use practices. The program provides services within the context of harm reduction principles and guidelines, as outlined by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

We provide harm reduction supplies (sterile supplies for injecting, smoking, snorting drugs, and overdose prevention materials), education, and resources to people who use drugs in Adams and Arapahoe county.

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 linkagetocare@tchd.org to learn more or enroll in the program.