World AIDS Day 2016

World AIDS Day 2016
Posted on 12/01/2016
Oregon launches plan to end new HIV infections in state
Five-year plan focuses on testing, prevention, treatment

PORTLAND—Oregon today launched an initiative that will end new HIV infections in the state, building on decades of foundational work to introduce a new five-year plan focused on testing, prevention and treatment.

The initiative, called End HIV Oregon, envisions a state in which all new HIV infections are eliminated and where all people living with HIV have access to high-quality care, free from stigma and discrimination. The Oregon Health Authority leads the effort, with partners that include local health departments and HIV prevention advocacy organizations.

“Today, we look forward to a new reality in Oregon – the elimination of HIV transmission as we know it,” said Lillian Shirley, director of the OHA Public Health Division, whose HIV Program coordinates the initiative. “This is not a lofty, pie-in-the-sky goal. We know what it takes, and we have what it takes, to get there.”

Please see here for the full press release. Lane County Public Health is proud to partner with OHA on this effort.
OHA Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139

Locally, HIV Alliance is commemorating World AIDS Day. The event will honor the work done to end HIV, celebrate success in this work and remember those lost. Please see here for more information on the HIV Alliance.