STI and HIV contractor and provider resources

 
 
 
 
Receive meeting anouncments, agendas, materials and other STI/HIV Prevention Program communications.
 
The STI/HIV and Viral Hepatitis Section's latest news, program updates, training anouncements and other information. 
 
 
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
 
2015 CHAPP Renewal Webinar - from March 6, 2015
 
All Contractors Meeting, July 17-18, 2014
 
Evaluation Web 
Online resources
 
Communication
For help or guidance with social media or other communication needs, you can work with your contract monitor or contact the program's communication specialist, Ben Hammett, directly at benjamin.hammett@state.co.us. 
 
 
HIV Care and Treatment reports and documents
  • Resources and information regarding 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.
  • Current Comprehensive Plan: The current system of care available to Coloradans with HIV/AIDS.
  • Current Standards of Care: Minimum requirements that programs are expected to meet when providing HIV/AIDS care and support services funded by Ryan White Part B and/or Colorado state funds.
 
Health professionals and local health departments
 
Additional materials
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