Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Immunodeficiency Program (CHIP) provides care for HIV-infected children, adolescents, and young adults. CHIP is the only program in the Rocky Mountain Region specifically dedicated to providing HIV care and prevention for children, youth, young adults and pregnant women.
Our mission is to lead in the provision of innovative, client-centered care, research and prevention programs that improve the health and quality of life for children, youth, young adults, pregnant women and families living with or affected by HIV, or at risk for HIV-infection.
The multidisciplinary CHIP team is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care that meets the medical, social, psychological, developmental, and nutritional needs of our clients. CHIP is affiliated with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a research site which assures access to the newest investigational drugs and to the most recent developments in the treatment of HIV disease.
- Facilitates the CHIP Youth Project (CYP) to provide HIV comprehensive care to youth and young adults (13-24).
- Region-wide programs for prevention and screening to at-risk youth.
- Comprehensive care for infants and children and their families who are born or living with HIV infection.
- CHIP provides state-wide programs for screening and treating pregnant women with HIV in order to decrease transmission to the infant.
In 2010, CHIP served over 250 patients and their families. The majority of CHIP clients live below the federal poverty level which impacts their access to health care and availability of supportive services. With CHIP care and support:
- There have been NO mom-to-baby HIV transmissions in over a decade for women enrolled in CHIP through the provision of perinatal and antenatal care for HIV infected pregnant women. Approximately 20 new moms are enrolled annually.
- Youth and young adults receive culturally proficient wrap-around services to help them navigate their complicated lives.
- Additionally in 2011, 933 youth received HIV testing through 15 diverse outreach sites that CHIP manages and supports.
- CHIP provided HIV testing to 175 youth at Youth Alley during Pridefest 2011.
Children’s Colorado Immunodeficiency Program
CHIP’s mission is to lead in the provision of innovative, client-centered care, research and prevention programs that improve the health and quality of life for children, youth, young adults, pregnant women and families living with or affected by HIV, or at risk for HIV-infection.
- Advocacy (with and on behalf of clients)
- Client Centered
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