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The Northern Colorado AIDS Project's mission is to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS and to help reduce the spread and stigma of the disease.
NCAP offers comprehensive assistance. Our programs and services include HIV testing/counseling, hepatitis C testing/counseling, medical case management and mental health counseling.
Testing: We offer HIV testing, and counseling to over 600 people per year at a numerous sites. NCAP is the only state-designated, confidential test site in Northern Colorado. We also provide testing for Hepatitis C, a common co-infection with HIV. Our HIV/AIDS outreach activities impact thousands of community members through in-person and online contacts.
Prevention: We educate community members about HIV-prevention using a harm-reduction model. We target those communities most affected by HIV, and focus on reducing both the transmission and stigma of the disease. This includes programs designed by and for gay/bisexual/questioning men, and people who are active injection drug users.
Case Management: We create a client-centered individualized care plan to support and stabilize each client in all aspects of their lives. This may include housing, utilities, medical/dental/mental health, insurance continuation, prescription copays, AIDS Drugs Assistance Program, and emergency financial assistance. With the help of volunteers, NCAP also offers an agency-based food bank.
Mental Health: NCAP is the only AIDS service organization in Colorado to offer in-house mental health and substance use counseling. This service is particularly important, as 33% of our clients report substance abuse issues.