What You Need to Know
We have lived with HIV and AIDS for more than 40 years, since it was first recognized as an unexplained pattern of illnesses in 1981. The epidemic has undergone many shifts and changes. We have moved from a time of terror and crisis, through years of struggle and activism, until today, when breakthroughs in medications and treatments mean that HIV is a manageable illness.
As the face and demographics of HIV and AIDS continue to change, most basic facts about the disease remain the same. Methods of transmission, the importance of safer sex and harm reduction practices, the need for open communication with your partners are still vital. Arming yourself with this basic information about HIV is the first step to keeping yourself and your partner(s) informed and healthy.
HIV transmission is preventable.
It is essential for us all to be aware and educated about HIV. Knowing even the most basic information can help you protect yourself, your sexual partner(s), and anyone in your life from transmission.
PEP & Prep
Safer Sex supplies
BCAP’s Syringe Access program, known as the Works Program, is a safe, legal, non-judgmental place to get free injection supplies confidentially. The Works Program staff provides outreach, education, and syringe exchange services to reduce HIV and viral hepatitis transmission among people who inject and their partners.
Safer Injection Supplies
The Works Program provides harm reduction supplies to keep people safe. The intention is that a person will access enough supplies so that every shot is with a new needle for themselves and for their network of peers.
Cookers & ties
Exemption card to protect from paraphernalia charges
Literature and advice about safer injection practices
Safer sex supplies
Location: BCAP Boulder Office (2118 14th Street)
Hours of Operation: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday
BCAP's HIV Resource Center
Trained staff and volunteers are available by calling 303.444.6121 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. -5:30 p.m. or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. We can provide information on HIV transmission, prevention, testing, treatment, and more. A collection of brochures and other educational materials are available during BCAP’s business hours.
¿Habla español? Llame a 303.444.7181 y una persona bilingüe le va a devolver su mensaje tan pronto como sea posible.
To answer your questions any time, call the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National AIDS Hotline in English: 1.800.342.2437 or Spanish at 1.800.344.7432.
More HIV-related resources below.
Colorado AIDS Service Organizations (list)
Planned Parenthood – Boulder
GMLA – Find a LGBT-Welcoming Health Care Provider
National HIV Resources
The Body – The Complete HIV & AIDS Resource
Learn Psychology – The College Student’s Guide to Safe & Healthy Intimate Relationships
Poz.com – Health Life & HIV
Legislation and Advocacy
Positive Women’s Network – USA
Health Care & Insurance
CO AIDS SERVICE ORGAnizations
Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP)
Serves Boulder, Broomfield, Gilpin, and Clear Creek Counties.
Address: 2118 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Denver Colorado AIDS Project – Colorado Health Network
Serves the greater Denver metro area, including Denver, Arapahoe, Adams, Jefferson, Broomfield, and Douglas Counties.
Address: 6260 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220
Northern Colorado AIDS Project (NCAP)
Serves the counties of Larimer, Weld, Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Yuma, and Washington.
Address: 400 Remington, Suite 100, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Address: 2017 9th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: 970.484.4469 (Fort Collins)
Phone: 970.353.1177 (Greeley)
Southern Colorado AIDS Project (S-CAP)
Serves the counties of Alamosa, Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Las Animas, Lincoln, Mineral, Otero, Park, Powers, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Saguache, and Teller.
Address: 1301 South 8th Street, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Address: 505 West 8th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: 719.578.9092 (Colorado Springs)
Phone: 719.924.8925 (Pueblo)
Western Colorado AIDS Project (WCAP)
Serves the counties of Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Eagle, Summit, Grand, Lake, Pitkin, Mesa, Delta, Gunnison, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel, Dolores, San Juan, Hinsdale, Montezuma, La Plata, and Archuleta.
Address: 805 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501