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 laboratories to identify newly diagnosed HIV patients, obtain samples for incidence testing and genetic results for resistance analyses.
 
The STI/HIV Laboratory Surveillance Unit: 
  • Collects, compiles and disseminates information on gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and HIV infection.
  • Contacts health care providers to ensure that clients receive adequate treatment.
  • Identifies disease outbreaks and coordinates the response by us, collaborating agencies and health care providers.
 
The STI/HIV Data Integration Unit:
  • Summarizes data to publish HIV incidence and resistance estimates, which are indicators for HIV prevention and treatment goals. 
  • Develops annual Colorado STI/HIV epidemiological profiles. These reports are used to inform and guide the state STI/HIV programs, and are disseminated to care providers, local health departments, community planning groups, researchers and the public.
 

Colorado Viral Hepatitis Program
Seeks to prevent the spread of viral hepatitis in Colorado, limit the progression and complications of viral hepatitis related liver disease, and advocate for viral hepatitis policies and resources. Activities include:
  • Case management of pregnant women with hepatitis B.
  • HAV and HBV immunization, and HCV testing of high-risk adults.
  • Viral hepatitis education and outreach.
  • Viral hepatitis 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.