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HIV / AIDS — Free Rapid Testing

Rapid HIV Testing and Hepatitis C Testing:
Tuesdays from 9 am-12 noon at our North Broadway office and from 3:00 - 5:30pm at our Northglenn office. (Locations)
Wednesdays from 1:30 - 4:30pm at our Aurora office. (Locations)
Offered for ages 12 and older. HIV results in 10 minutes. Walk-in clinic, no appointment needed. Free hepatitis C testing is only available for those who qualify under our risk criteria.
Call 303-363-3048

Free Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Tests:
Urine-based tests available at the same time as HIV tests.
Tuesdays from 9am-12 noon at our North Broadway office and from 3:00 - 5:30pm Northglenn
Wednesdays from 1:30 - 4:30pm Aurora

Other Testing Sites:
Denver Health, 605 Bannock St, #161
First-come, first-serve appointments are available.   303-602-3540
(Website) (Map) (Outreach Testing)


Jefferson County Public Health

Locations and Hours

It Takes a Village   Mon-Fri 10:00-4:00
1475 Lima, Aurora    303-367-4747

Sisters of Color United for Education
2895 W. 8th Ave    303-446-8800
Mon-Thurs 2:00-6:00

Mexican Consulate - Fridays 9:00-11:00
5350 Leetsdale Drive #100






Linkage To Care (LTC):
We are now offering Linkage to Care, a confidential service that ensures that people living with HIV receive quality medical care including culturally-appropriate services, specialists, treatment and referrals.

HIV / AIDS Information:
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that infects cells of the human immune system, destroying or impairing their function. In the early stages of infection, the person has no symptoms but is contagious. However, as the infection progresses, the immune system becomes weaker, and the person becomes more susceptible to opportunistic infections.

The most advanced stage of HIV is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It can take 10-15 years for an HIV-infected person to develop AIDS but antiretroviral drugs can slow down the process.

Transmission and Infection:
HIV can be transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing of contaminated needles, and between a mother and her infant during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

Since 1981, more than 65 million people—and 1.2 million Americans—have been infected with HIV worldwide.

It’s estimated that 15,000 people are currently living with HIV or AIDS in Colorado,
and that one in four people who are HIV-positive are unaware that they are positive since they have not been tested.

Local Information and Resources:
2006-2010 HIV / STI Report

Colorado AIDS Project
Denver Colorado AIDS Project
Denver Health (Free HIV Tests)
Project Angel Heart (Meals)

Find a testing site by Zip Code
Zip Code Search

For more information, contact:
Tanya Netzel, Linkage to Care Coordinator:
303-885-2577
Angela Montgomery, Program Coordinator:
303-242-2483
Chris Grano, Prevention Specialist:
303-363-3068
Tiffani Burke, Prevention Specialist:
303-363-3054

 

 

World AIDS Day:
World AIDS Day, held on December 1st each year, is an occasion for people around the world to raise awareness about the international health threat presented by HIV/AIDS.

World AIDS Day Campaign
AIDS Timeline - 1980 to the Present
Print a Flyer
TCHD News Release

Related Tri-County Information:
Community Health Data
Disease Prevention and Control
En Español / In Spanish
Immunosuppressed Infection Prevention
Men's Health Services
Minority Health Services
News Release
Nursing Services
STD / HIV Testing
Tuberculosis
Women's Health Services

Important Links:
A to Z - HIV / AIDS Index
AIDS Info (CDC)
AIDS Info (US HHS)
AIDS Timeline 1980 - Present
AIDS Walk Colorado
African Americans and HIV / AIDS
Asians and HIV / AIDS
Boulder County AIDS Project
CHIP Youth Program
Chlamydia
Colorado AIDS Project
Colorado Resource Directory
Denver Health
Fact Sheets (CDC)
Famous People with HIV/AIDS
Gay/Bi/MSM Men and HIV / AIDS
Global Report (UN AIDS)
Glossary
Gonorrhea
Herpes
Hepatitis C Info - Hep C Connection
Hepatitis Services - Map Locator
Hispanic/Latinos and HIV / AIDS
HPV
It Takes a Village
Links to Services and Groups
MSM - Men Who Have Sex With Men
National Consultation Center (Providers)
Native Americans and HIV / AIDS
Northern Colo AIDS Project
Pediatric AIDS Foundation
People Who Inject Street Drugs
Rumors, Myths, Hoaxes
State Health Dept. - CDPHE
Statistics - Colorado
Statistics - U.S. (CDC)
Surveillance Reports (CDC)
Syphilis
Testing Sites in Colorado
The Body (For Newly Diagnosed)
The Positive Project
Transgender People and HIV
Tuberculosis and HIV / AIDS
Women and HIV / AIDS
World Health Organization

En Español / In Spanish:
CDC En Español
Info SIDA
Infecciones por el VIH
Rumores, Mitos y Bromas
Tuberculosis Información