Project Safe is a research program of the Division of Substance Dependence, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. We strive to reduce the spread of HIV and HEP C through research based prevention education, drug treatment facilitation, social service referrals, and street outreach.
Project Safe was founded in 1987 by Dr. Robert Booth, with Dr. Karen Corsi as Director since 2001. A majority of our funding is provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Over 150 journal articles, book chapters, and presentations (national and international) have been produced through Project Safe.
Project Safe provides free HIV & HEP C prevention information, condoms, bleach kits, & hygiene kits. We have small food and clothing banks for clients currently participating in a study.
Drug users are at high risk of contracting and spreading HIV through sharing needles and having unprotected sex. Clients participating in a study may receive the following services:
Our ability to provide these services is contingent on a strong research focus in which we systematically test different intervention strategies for their effectiveness in reducing risk
Examples of interventions which we have found to be effective in reducing HIV risk behaviors include HIV testing and counseling, case management, street outreach, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and drug treatment.
We are conveniently located at 1557 Ogden Street in Denver:
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