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HIV Prevention in Oregon

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The HIV Prevention Program seeks to prevent new infections by supporting public health, targeted HIV testing, comprehensive prevention services for people living with HIV, condom distribution, policy change and perinatal prevention efforts. Read more about the HIV Prevention Program.

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. Learn more at and follow End HIV Oregon on Instagram.

People in Oregon have many testing options: visiting a clinic, ordering a free at-home test, or using to book a free test at a local laboratory.

How to use free testing service: offers free testing for HIV and syphilis to anyone 18 years and older in Oregon. Screening for other sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, is available for a fee through 

Please follow these steps to schedule free HIV and/or syphilis testing:
  • Visit and click “Find a Lab” to find testing locations in your area. Oregon residents can use any lab locations that work best, even those in bordering states.
  • Once you have selected a lab location, call 1-800-456-2323 and press 1 to request your free Oregon HIV and/or syphilis test.
  • A representative will help you schedule your lab appointment at a time and location convenient for you.
  • You will receive your test results electronically in 1-2 days. If you have a positive result, a clinician from will also call to follow up with you, answer any questions you may have, and provide information on how to access treatment. You may also receive a follow up call from your local health department.

Oregon Health Authority is proud to partner with Prevention Access Campaign to share the word that Undetectable = Untransmittable. Studies show that people living with HIV who maintain an undetectable viral load through effective treatment have no risk of transmitting HIV to their sexual partners. 

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