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Health Equity

The HIV/STD/TB (HST) Section will commit to promoting and achieving health equity in all its work. HST shares Oregon Health Authority's definition of health equity: Oregon will have established a health system that creates health equity when all people can reach their full health potential and well-being and are not disadvantaged by their race, ethnicity, language, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, intersections among these communities or identities, or other socially determined circumstances.

Achieving health equity requires:

  • the equitable distribution of resources and power resulting in the elimination of gaps in health outcomes between and within social groups,
  • use of an intersectional lens:  Intersectionality asserts that multiple social categories used to group people (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status) intersect at the micro level of individual experience to reflect multiple interlocking systems of privilege and oppression at the macro, social-structural level (e.g., racism, sexism, heterosexism), and
  • solutions that look beyond traditional health care and government systems to embrace community wisdom and focus on broader social determinants of health (e.g., education, economic opportunity, transportation, housing).

We are leading with racial equity. Racial equity is the condition that would be achieved if one's racial identity no longer predicted a person's life options and outcomes. Racial equity is one part of racial justice. This includes elimination of policies, practices, attitudes and cultural messages that reinforce differential outcomes by race or fail to eliminate them. Racial equity ensures all persons receive what they need to thrive regardless of racial or ethnic identity. 

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End HIV Oregon

On December 1, 2016, World AIDS Day, OHA and its public health and community partners launched End HIV Oregon, the state's strategy to end new HIV infections. It builds on decades of work by community members, and public and private agencies on such programs as prevention education, syringe exchange, and quality care and treatment.

Intersecting Infections

HIV, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, and viral hepatitis are often transmitted in the same ways. These infections are commonly spread by having unprotected sex or injecting drugs with equipment used by someone else. Learn more about these infections, services for community members and resources for providers.

HIV, STI, TB and Viral Hepatitis Data
Get state and county-level data about HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis.You can get these materials in other languages, large print, braille or a format you prefer free of charge. Contact us at
HIV Care and Treatment in Oregon

A number of services are available to help people living with HIV access treatment and improve their health and quality of life.

HIV Prevention

Preventing new HIV infections involves ensuring access to HIV testing, condoms, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and harm reduction materials.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually transmitted infections are Oregon's most frequently reported infections. Testing, treatment, and partner notification support are available across the state.

Viral Hepatitis

It is estimated that half of the people living with hepatitis B and C are unaware of their infections.

 Contact Us

Get staff information and contact details for the HST Section or for these programs:

 End HIV/STI Oregon Statewide Planning Group

The End HIV/STI Oregon Statewide Planning Group is an advisory group to the HIV/STD/TB Section of OHA.

 HIV Laws in Oregon

HIV-related laws in Oregon can be found in HIV Rules & Statutes Guide.