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12/6/2017

Being sure is a beautiful thing

Denver Public Health launches marketing campaign encouraging all people to be sure of their HIV status

Following the momentum surrounding World AIDS Day, Denver Public Health has launched an HIV awareness campaign aimed at increasing voluntary HIV and STI testing, increasing awareness and referrals for PrEP (a daily medication that prevents HIV), and encouraging people living with HIV to stay engaged in care.
12/5/2017

Denver Public Health Names Seth Foldy, MD, Director of Public Health Epidemiology, Informatics and Preparedness

Denver Public Health has named Seth Foldy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, its new Director of Public Health Epidemiology, Informatics and Preparedness. Dr. Foldy succeeds Arthur Davidson, MD, who served in this role for more than 30 years.


11/29/2017

Treatment as Prevention Acknowledged as Key Factor in Ending Epidemics of HIV Stigma and HIV

Denver Public Health Joins "Undetectable = Untransmittable" Movement in Recognition of World AIDS Day

Just before World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), Denver Public Health added their support to the Prevention Access Campaign's Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) movement, an initiative acknowledging the fact that people living with HIV on effective treatment do not sexually transmit HIV.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges treatment as prevention, and several studies have shown that when a person living with HIV takes their medication as prescribed, it reduces copies of the HIV virus in their blood to such low levels that they cannot give HIV to another person. Managing HIV viral loads is also important to keep a person living with HIV healthy.

Read the full release for more information about Denver Public Health's commitment to ending AIDS.

11/9/2017

Hepatitis C Cases Spike among Young People in Denver

Testing and prevention practices encouraged as increase tied to opioid epidemic

According to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment the number of hepatitis C cases among 21-30 year olds in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Douglas counties has nearly tripled over the past four years, from 91 cases in 2012 to 255 cases in 2016. Last year alone, the number of cases among young people increased by more than 65  percent—up from 151 cases in 2015.
9/26/2017

September 2017 Denver Vital Signs

Gun Violence Affects Us All

The most recent issue of Denver Vital Signs has been published. Read more about gun violence in Denver.

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