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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.

HIV 101
hiv 101
PEP & Prep
Safer Sex supplies
 Syringe access

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.

  • Syringes

  • Cookers & ties

  • Waters

  • Cottons

  • Alcohol wipes

  • Antibacterial ointment

  • Bandages

  • Tourniquets

  • Sharps containers

  • 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 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 Resources


National HIV Resources


Legislation and Advocacy


Health Care & Insurance


Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP)
Serves Boulder, Broomfield, Gilpin, and Clear Creek Counties.
Address: 2118 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303.444.6121
Español: 303.444.7181
Fax: 303.444.0260

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
Phone: 303.837.0166

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
Phone: 970.243.2437

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