HIV Testing & Prevention Services

Address
151 W. 7th Ave, Room 310
Eugene, OR 97401

Phone
(541) 682-4041 

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Fax
(541) 682-2455

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Cindy Morgan
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Important note: LCPH does not offer needle exchange services. They are offered through the HIV Alliance Needle Exchange.

General Information

In Lane County and in Oregon, those at highest risk for HIV infection are men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID) and partners of those living with HIV.

HIV is found in four body fluids (vaginal fluids, seminal fluids, blood, and breast milk). The only way to get infected with HIV is to have one of those four fluids from an infected partner get into your blood-stream and infect you. Learn more about HIV risk and transmission. In Oregon, the highest risk behaviors for contacting HIV are sharing injection supplies and having unprotected anal and/or vaginal sex.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Oregon Health Authority recommend HIV testing for those at highest risk for HIV infection.

In Lane County and in Oregon, Gay, Bisexual and other MSM make up 60-70% of all new HIV infections. The reason MSM in Oregon are at greater risk for HIV than PWID is because of the prevalence of HIV in the community. The relatively low prevalence of HIV among PWID in Oregon is greatly accredited to an early adoption of Needle Exchange.

HIV Testing

Lane County Public Health offers testing for HIV as part of our STD screening services. Other locations for testing are listed on that page as well.

PrEP

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, commonly known as PrEP, is a daily medication you can take to prevent HIV infection. If you’re interested in more information about PrEP, please see HIV Alliance's website.  The HIV Alliance website contains FAQs about PrEP, a referral page to find a provider and or insurance, and ideas to help you navigate the whole process.

Living with HIV in Lane County

Lane County Public Health provides health information and referrals for those living with HIV. HIV Alliance provides client services for those living with HIV, including case management or help with HIV services in Lane County.

Needle Exchange Program

The Needle Exchange Program is provided by HIV Alliance located at (new location as of June 2016) 1195 City View St. Eugene, OR 97402. The Needle Exchange Program provides health promotion and treatment readiness information, and 60 packs of new needles and used needle disposal, in order to reduce the spread of blood-borne infections (including Hepatitis C & HIV) among PWID and their families.

The CDC and OHA recommend increased access to new syringes and syringe disposal as a proven effective way to stop the spread of blood-borne infections (including Hepatitis C and HIV) among PWID.

The HIV Alliance also provides overdose prevention kits and training with naloxone (Narcan®) for people who are at risk of an overdose from opiates. Please call them, or see their website for places and times where the training and kits may be available.

For more information for the Needle Exchange Program, including other exchange locations, call HIV Alliance at (541) 342-5088 or check out their website.

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LCPH services are available regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status. LCPH facilities are wheelchair accessible. LCPH materials are available upon request in alternative formats such as: large print, Braille and other languages.