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Testing Times and Locations


Weekly HIV/HCV Testing and Syringe Exchange Schedule

Eugene (1195A City View St):

Day Testing Time  NEX Time  NEX Location
Monday 5-7 pm @HIVA  6-7:30 pm  End of Blair**
Tuesday 5-7 pm @HIVA  11-1 pm  HIVA
Wednesday No testing  6-7:30 pm  End of Blair*
Thursday 6 pm-8 pm @HIVA  6-7:30 pm  Spfd+S 18th &A*
Friday 1 pm-5 pm @HIVA  1-5 pm  HIVA

** Wound care doctor on site!

* Naloxone training on site!

Roseburg (647 W. Luellen Dr, Suite 103):

Day Testing Time NEX Time NEX Location
Monday 11 am – 3:30 pm 11 – 4 pm  HIVA Roseburg
Tuesday 11 am – 3:30 pm 11 – 4 pm  HIVA Roseburg
Wednesday 11 am – 3:30 pm 11 – 4 pm  HIVA Roseburg
Thursday No Testing  No NEX
Friday 11 am – 2:30 pm  11 – 3 pm  HIVA Roseburg

Note: Free testing is generally limited to “high-risk” populations. To see if  you are “high-risk” please visit Testing Information. During the KNOW YOURS campaign testing is free for all, with a $25 suggested donation, if possible.

In the community:

Wayward Lamb (150 W Broadway, Eugene, OR)  – Testing on 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 5 pm – 7 pm.

  • We/Us/Ours NEX 5-8 pm last Wednesday of every month.

Grants Pass NEX (132 Northeast B St 23, Grants Pass, OR ) – 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 1:30- 3 pm  at Newman United Methodist.

 

STI/STD Testing: 

The HIV Alliance offers STI/STD Testing on Fridays from 2-4pm at the Eugene HIV Alliance for those with Oregon Health Plan (OHP).

We can test for:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis

Many STI/STDs typically have no symptoms.  Testing is the only way to know for sure if you have an STI/STD. If you’ve had unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex, come in during these hours on Fridays and we can help determine which tests are right for you.

HIV Testing Information

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HIV Alliance offers FREE, confidential OraQuick Rapid Tests (results in 20 minutes).

We are currently able to test people in populations with a high prevalence of HIV. We recommend that high-risk populations test for HIV every 6 weeks.

High-risk populations include:

  • Men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • People who inject drugs (PWID) 
  • Sexual partners of people living with HIV/AIDS (P/PLWHA)
  • Females who have had sex with a man who has sex with other men (MSM)
  • Sexual partners of people who inject drugs (PWID).

Those who do not fit into the high risk categories are welcome to come in 5-7 pm on Mondays.  

Oregon Reminders

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This is a free service where you can set up customized  reminders via text, email and voice to remind you about important recurring healthy lifestyle choices such as regular HIV testing, daily medication reminders, prescription refill reminders, weekly health tips and life advice and more!  Oregon Reminders is a free, private and confidential (HIPAA compliant) health service.

To sign up for Oregon Reminders click here and visit their website.

Hepatitis C (HCV) Testing

HCV Testing

HIV Alliance offers FREE, confidential OraQuick Rapid Tests (results in 20 minutes).

This means that we administer a quick finger prick blood test with quick and accurate results.

We are currently able to test people in populations with a high prevalence of HCV. We recommend that high-risk populations test for HCV every 6 weeks.

High-risk populations include:

  • People who inject drugs (PWID) 
  • People who had tattoos or body piercings in an unclean environment using unsterile equipment.
  • People who worked in a place where you came in contact with infected blood or needles, for example, healthcare worker.
  • People who have received a blood transfusion or organ transplant before July 1992.
  • People with HIV or other STIs.
  • People who live with or are partners of people with HCV.
  • People born between 1945 – 1965.

We are also able to test those who are not considered “at-risk” on Mondays.

Those who do not fit into the high risk categories are welcome to come in 5-7 pm on Mondays.  

For more information on testing days and times please visit our testing calendar.

 

Hepatitis C (HCV) Treatment

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The better you take care of yourself, the slower that the damage to the liver. On average, it takes 20 years to develop symptoms for chronic HCV. With alcohol or HIV, the average number drops to 7 years. So whether or not medicine is available, taking better care of your body will help.

There are 6 HCV genotypes. Treatment success is dependent on genotype and has a 40 – 80% chance of being successful. All genotypes result in the same level of liver damage.

Side effects of medicine include flu-like symptoms, muscle and joint pain, nausea, headaches, loss of appetite, dry skin anxiety, insomnia, and depression. They vary greatly in number and severity based on the person.

 

Hepatitis (HCV) FAQs

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  • HCV was officially identified in 1989
  • There are 6 different genotypes of HCV; 75% of people w/HCV have Genotype 1, which is the hardest one to treat
  • The most common and severe symptom of HCV is fatigue.
  • There is no correlation between a person’s health and the concentration (viral load) of the HCV the person has (in terms of the health of the liver).
  • Sexual transmission is low-risk for transmitting HCV because it is transmitted from blood to blood.
  • There is some controversy about the risk associated with sexual transmission of HCV because many people who believe they acquired the disease through sexual activity also had other risk factors for acquiring HCV, such as intravenous drug use.
  • It is estimated that the risk of an HCV positive mother passing the virus on to her baby at birth is about 3-5%.  These numbers are only estimates, however, because many studies of HCV do not include people in prisons or the homeless.
  • When a person first contracts HCV they need to limit their fat intake.  When the disease is more progressed they need to limit protein intake because the liver develops problems with processing protein.
  • HCV puts a person at increased risk for acquiring liver cancer.
  • About one quarter of HIV-infected persons in the United States are also infected with HCV. Those that contracted HIV through injection drug use have a co-infection rate between 50-90%.
  • HCV is one of the most important causes of chronic liver disease in the United States and liver damage resulting from HCV infection progresses more rapidly in HIV-infected persons. HCV infection may also impact the course and management of HIV infection.
  • HCV lives longer outside the body than HIV, and is infectious for at least 16 hours and up to 4 days. If you are protecting yourself against HCV, you are also protecting yourself against HIV.

 

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