Client Testimonials

“The CHIP program has been our beacon of light while navigating rough waters. The incredible staff is second to none and provides multidimensional therapeutic care not only to our daughter, but to our whole family. We really cannot say enough about how thankful we are for the entire CHIP staff and their thoughtful expertise!” – Parent

“We absolutely love the CHIP clinic. It should be a hassle to take a child in for care every 3 months but actually we look forward to it. The clinic is so bright and pretty, the nurses are kind and caring and our team has been with us for 3 years now with no change in staff. We know them and they know us. They always keep up on what else is going on in our lives and our daughter actually gets excited for her appointments. She’s four and doctor’s appointments could be a very stressful thing but our social worker and our nurse practitioner always make her feel comfortable and like she is there to be admired and doted on rather than poked or prodded. We wouldn’t ever want to leave Denver and move away from the CHIP clinic. It really impacts our quality of life to have such good care close by.” – Parent

“Our experience with CHIP has been outstanding from the first time we contacted them about our adoption. Before our daughter (born with HIV in Eastern Europe) came home, we gleaned much-needed information from a face-to-face meeting with our social worker our nurse practitioner. As we prepared to travel, the providers in the CHIP clinic talked us through medication doses and administration, travel medication and planning, and first steps upon arrival home. Since bringing our daughter home, the CHIP clinic has been thorough, caring, and well-rounded in its approach to her care, from adoption and bonding-related issues, to HIV tests and control, to financial matters. Our nurse practitioner is especially is fantastic at remember our daughter’s unique physical assessment issues and personality traits, making us feel welcome and comfortable with every clinic visit. We look forward to continued care in the CHIP clinic, and highly recommend the CHIP clinic to anyone who asks!” – Parent

“My son has been a client with the CHIP team for 16 years…He was prenatally infected, and was directed to CHIP in 1997, CHIP has the BEST Doctors, Nurses, and Social Workers that a mother can ask for!! There of course are other staff, all the way down to the secretary…My Son has considered them to be family, and if you have a great family than you know you have a GREAT support system!!! No matter what I ask whether it be a dumb question and a good question they always have an answer!! I love them because they are always nice and make you feel important in every aspect of care…if I don’t understand they explain in my language and don’t fuss about it…If we didn’t have CHIP, we would be lost! I can go to my son’s Social Worker and she helps me with whatever I need and if she doesn’t have the answer she will find it!! His Nurse is off the chain…she is caring loving and down to earth with me and my son…His Doctor explains and has great patience with him…Very concerned people at the CHIP clinic and I wouldn’t trade them in for the world!!! They take trips with the kids, they do exciting things with adults…I remember when they took the mothers for a 3 day down the Colorado river I will never forget…The BEST time ever! They provide GROUPS for teens and parents…So they do a lot with the youth old and small and with us parents…I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!” – Past client and parent

“Our family truly appreciates the multidisciplinary approach at our CHIP clinic. A team of doctors, nurse practitioner, social work, child life, dietician, and pharmacists is always there to educate and support us. Our questions are always answered quickly and thoroughly. We love the support programs CHIP offers to empower their families to be knowledgeable and in-charge of their HIV.” – Parent

“When we first came to CHIP twelve years ago we were scared and confused. The CHIP team however, was reassuring and confident. We came on a clinic day when things are at their busiest. Yet I remember feeling like we were the only patients there. No one made us feel like they were too busy to answer all our questions. We left that day feeling so much more hopeful. Since that time my daughter has grown into a strong healthy young lady. Her CHIP team has been with her all the way. I have always felt that she was in the most capable hands. Our CHIP team feels like a part of our family. I am grateful every day for the wonderful people that came into our lives that scary day twelve years ago.” – Parent

“Thank you so much for all you do. This program provides much comfort in a time of dark disparity. I cannot thank you all enough for giving me hope for a long life! I will fill the rest of my years with love for life and energy that you’ve helped me restore.” – Youth Client, age 24

“I love coming to the CHIP program! The staff is amazing! They’re all really friendly and awesome to work with.”  – PrEP Research Study Participant, age 23

“My participation in this study has been nothing short of fantastic. I’ve met a lot of cool people and learned a lot about the current status of the fight to prevent and end HIV.”       – PrEP Research Study Participant, age 20