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HIV Prevention Program

Staff

Ruth Helsley, RN, BSN
HIV Prevention Manager
ruth.helsley@state.or.us
971-673-0153

About Us

The HIV Prevention Program seeks to prevent new infections by supporting public health HIV testing to target populations, routine testing in healthcare settings, comprehensive prevention services for people living with HIV, condom distribution, policy change, and perinatal prevention efforts.

The HIV Prevention Program is part of the HIV/STD/TB Section in the Center for Public Health Practice.

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Other activities supported by the HIV Prevention Program include:

  • Social marketing
  • Community mobilization
  • Syringe services programs
  • Evidence-based behavioral interventions
  • Linkage to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP)
  • The Oregon HIV/STD Hotline (1-800-777-2437)
Mission
To reduce the spread of HIV using community-supported, evidence-based practices.
Goals
  • Measure the impact of the epidemic in Oregon, forecast its future course and severity, and identify populations for targeted prevention activities.
  • Facilitate HIV prevention activities through local health departments, community-based AIDS service organizations, the media, schools, Corrections, and public education (including local community planning and program implementation).
  • Serve people living with HIV to coordinate their case management, enrollment in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, emergency assistance, and referrals for social support services.
  • Develop public policy, monitor quality of program delivery, provide fiscal oversight of funds both within the program and with local health departments and community-based organizations, and provide technical assistance.

What We Do

Contact Us

Phone:971-673-0153
FAX:971-673-0178
TTY:971-673-0372
 

Address

HIV Prevention Program
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 1105
Portland, OR 97232

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM