STI and HIV contractor and provider resources

 
Guidance and policies required by contract.
 
Screening tools and forms mentioned in contract.
 
Critical Events (CE) acuity scale, final letter, initial intake, nomination form, medical waiver, training slides, apartment search log
 
Order condoms, distribution policy, distribution involving minors, map of Metro region & Statewide distribution location with rates
 
Syringe purchase request form for contracted syringe access programs
 
Hepatitis C Test Kit and Control purchase request form for contracted agencies
 
A list of mental health professionals serving persons living with HIV and AIDS, and those co-infected with HCV. Metro, northern, southern, western regions included 
 
Meetings
 
HIV Care and Treatment reports and documents
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement Guidelines
  • Reporting Requirements for HIV Care and Treatment Contractors
  • Resources and information about health care reform:
    • Presentation from the 9/13 resource fair by Todd Grove, Sonja Madera and Lori Robert.
    • Colorado HIV Care and the Affordable Care Act.
  • 2012 Colorado SCSN: The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration requires each state to develop a Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need (SCSN). This document summarizes the available HIV care and treatment resources in the state, the needs of people living with HIV or AIDS, the level of unmet need, special challenges faced by underserved populations, and statewide priorities.
  • 2012 Needs Assessment: of people living with HIV in accordance with the Health Resources and Services Administration requirements.
  • Part B Quality Plan: Our efforts to continually improve access to medical care, retention and adherence to medical care and access to support services that meet the identified needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in Colorado.
 
Client-based prevention services
We provide statewide follow-up to ensure people infected with, or at high risk for, STD and HIV receive test results, treatment, counseling, referrals, partner notification services and prevention case management.
We serve:
  • People with HIV infection who are unaware of their serostatus.
  • People with HIV who aren't in care or treatment or are continuing to participate in risky behaviors.
  • People co-infected with hepatitis C and HIV.
  • People with syphilis.
  • Some people with a diagnosis of gonorrhea or chlamydia.
  • People at risk for chlamydia.
  • Partners and people in the social and behavioral networks of those above.
 
Partner counseling and Expedited Partner Therapy
 
Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea by providing prescriptions or medications to the patient to take to his/her partner without the health care provider first examining the partner. The CDC has been joined by the American Medical Association in recommending that EPT be considered and implemented as a partner management strategy.
 
In spite of barriers to implementing EPT, it's legal in Colorado and we encourage health care providers to address and overcome these barriers to reduce the burden of STI. We're available to support you in implementing EPT in your counseling efforts. Please refer to the CDC for further information and feel free to contact us for questions or assistance. 
 
 
Additional information for partner counseling
 
MSM strategic planning