About The Center for Positive Health
Apr. 6: All Denver Public Health Clinics will close early at 12 pm.
The Center for Positive Health offers primary care services and treatment to people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Since HIV infections involve the body, mind and spirit, the Center for Positive Health offers on-site access to mental health treatment and a variety of medical specialists for problems that are common among people with HIV.
HIV Care and Prevention Services
Our comprehensive HIV services include:
Getting Started: Financial Screening
Care in the Center for Positive Health usually starts with an appointment with our financial screener, as clinic visits and medicines require co-pays. Our financial assistance program also offer enrollment assistance to patients that do not have insurance.
Why Choose The Center for Positive Health?
To better serve the needs of our patients, The Center for Positive Health now offers same-day appointments.
- Same-day appointments are available to patients on a first come, first served basis.
- Patients must be present to request a same-day appointment.
HIV Clinic Virtual Tour
Denver Joins Global Effort to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030
Cary Kennedy, Deputy Mayor and Chief Financial Officer for the City and County of Denver, will join community members and local public health officials at 9 a.m. on August 15 in signing an agreement to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic during the opening ceremony of the AIDS Walk Colorado at Cheesman Park. By signing on to the Paris Declaration agreement, Denver becomes the fourth North American city to join the Fast Track Cities Initiative to end the AIDS Epidemic by 2030.
In signing the Paris Declaration, Denver agrees to achieve the following Fast Track targets by 2020:
- 90% of people living with HIV know their HIV status.
- 90% of people who are HIV-positive are on treatment.
- 90% of people on treatment have suppressed viral loads.
- Zero discrimination, including stigma.
Read the full press release. Support this Initiative.
Denver Reports Dramatic Decrease in Number of HIV Infections
New numbers from Denver Public Health report that the number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Denver is the lowest it has been since the epidemic began. In 2013, 117 people were diagnosed with HIV, compared to 238 people in 2005. Additionally, there was a 20% drop in cases from 2012 to 2013.
Dr. Mark Thrun, director, HIV/STD Prevention and Control, recently spoke with Colorado Public Radio's Ryan Warner on the drop in cases and the keys to slowing HIV transmission rates, which includes treatment as prevention.