About the STI/HIV and Viral Hepatitis Program

 
We work to reduce STI/HIV infections and provide quality STI/HIV care and treatment services for all people in Colorado. Our services include:
  • Surveillance of sexually transmitted infections.
  • Follow-up with people diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease.
  • Helping those diagnosed with these diseases to access the care they need. 
  • Working with and training local health providers to test, treat and prevent sexually transmitted infections.
 

STI/HIV Surveillance Program
 
The STI/HIV Core Surveillance Unit: 
  • Ensures compliance and completeness with STI/HIV reporting.
  • Provides blood-borne pathogen information to first responders, health care workers, law enforcement and corrections personnel.
  • Works with HIV clinics and labs to find newly diagnosed HIV patients. We obtain samples for incidence testing and genetic results for resistance study.
 
The STI/HIV Laboratory Surveillance Unit: 
  • Collects, compiles and distributes information on gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and HIV infection.
  • Contacts health care providers to ensure that clients receive adequate treatment.
  • Discover disease outbreaks and constructs a response by working together with other agencies and health care providers.
 
The STI/HIV Data Integration Unit:
  • Compiles data to publish the number of HIV events and resistance estimates, which are indicators for HIV prevention and treatment goals. 
  • Develops the annual Colorado STI/HIV disease study profiles. These reports guide the state STI/HIV programs. The reports are given to care providers, local health departments, community planning groups, researchers and the public.
 

Colorado Viral Hepatitis Program
Seeks to prevent the spread of viral liver disease in Colorado.  By limiting the progression and potential problems related to liver disease, and support policies and resources. Our services include:
  • Case management of pregnant women with hepatitis B.
  • HAV and HBV shots to protect against the disease, and HCV testing of high-risk adults.
  • HCV training and outreach.
  • HCV surveillance.
 
This program is legislatively mandated by CRS Title 25, Article 1, parts 107 and 122, CRS 18-1 et seq, and CRS 25-4-1401 et seq.