World AIDS Day reminds everyone to show support for people living with HIV

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REMOTE (Dec. 1, 2022):   The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is proudly participating in World AIDS Day today and is reminding all Coloradans that the department offers free at home HIV and STI testing

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV,  show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. This year’s World AIDS Day theme is “Putting Ourselves to the Test: Achieving Equity to End HIV.”   

“We are committed to eliminating the inequities that create barriers to HIV testing, prevention, and care, and to provide support to those who are living with HIV and those who are affected by HIV,” said Jessica Forsyth, director of CDPHE’S Office of STI/HIV/Viral Hepatitis. “It’s more important than ever to raise awareness about the availability of testing and treatment resources.”

CDPHE works closely with trusted community partners and community members to ensure all Coloradans have access to testing and treatment. CDPHE’s State Drug Assistance Program can also help qualified individuals living with HIV and those vulnerable to the acquisition of HIV pay for necessary medications. The department also works closely with care coordinators and case managers across the State who can help individuals navigate resources. 

More information is available on CDPHE’S website