We offer free services aimed at stopping the spread of HIV in our community. A person taking medication for HIV not only has the same life expectancy as someone without HIV, but these medications ensure that they will not spread the virus to anyone else. For those that are HIV negative they can add an additional level of protection by taking one pill a day that will keep them from getting HIV.
We can stop HIV by understanding the changes in HIV treatment and prevention. Keeping people engaged in health care requires treating the whole person. Our services include medical, dental, mental health, insurance assistance, housing, nutrition and so much more. That is something that impacts everyone in the Pikes Peak region both socially and financially.
We are always looking for volunteers. Currently we are accepting holiday gifts for children living in Southern Colorado who have been affected by HIV. Contact us for more information.
More than 1,250 people living with HIV reside in El Paso County – more than half receive services from SCHN.
“During an HIV test last year, I told the counselor I was very anxious about getting HIV. He told me about PrEP, a new medication that could help protect me from HIV. They helped me find a doctor, and I pay nothing for the medication.” — Anonymous SCHN client