Working to end new HIV infections in Oregon
End HIV Oregon is an Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and community initiative designed to end new HIV transmissions in Oregon and ensure that all people living with HIV have access to high-quality care, free from stigma and discrimination.
Expansion of HIV early intervention services and outreach (EISO)—that is, testing people for HIV, linking them to care (or referring to prevention services, if negative), and ensuring continuity of care through initial viral suppression and transfer into HIV case management—is a high priority for achieving the End HIV Oregon vision.
EISO includes five components:
- HIV testing
- Referral services
- Health literacy and education
- Access and linkage to care
Contracts awarded statewide
In January 2018, OHA awarded contracts to six local public health authorities (LPHAs) to deliver HIV early intervention services and outreach in 13 Oregon counties and in partnership with the Confederated Tribes of Siletz and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. OHA has allocated approximately $4 million per year for five years to support these projects.
Contracts were awarded to the following LPHAs:
LPHAs who did not receive EISO funding are eligible to receive additional HIV/STD outbreak assistance funding through the HIV/STD Prevention Programs, in the case of episodic need to increase surge capacity related to an HIV or STI outbreak.