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Chime In survey

What is Chime In?

CDC awarded the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) funding to implement the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) survey in the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). This includes Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington and Yamhill Counties in Oregon and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington. NHBS is known locally as “Chime In.” 

The project consists of 500 annual, anonymous surveys and HIV/STI testing of populations at increased risk for HIV. The target population for this project rotates annually among three groups: 

  • Heterosexuals at increased risk for HIV

  • Men who have sex with men

  • People who inject drugs. 

This year (2023), Chime In is conducting confidential health surveys that include in-person HIV and STI testing with cisgender and transgender men who have sex with men and non-binary people assigned male at birth who have sex with men who live in the project area (Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro). Participants will receive: 

  • $40 for completing an interview and $40 for completing an HIV and STI test 

  • Referral to healthcare and social services as needed 

  • Information on HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections

How Do I Participate in Chime In?

Look out for the Chime In van at queer spaces around the Portland Metro area starting this summer to participate. 

Contact project staff

Phone: 503-421-1414

Please note: if we miss your call, please call us back until you reach one of our staff members. If you choose to leave a voicemail on our confidential project line, we will return your call within 24 hours.