STD/STI/HIV INFO FOR MSM IN THE PORTLAND/VANCOUVER METRO AREA
As part of this website's continued public service goals, I am revisiting a feature I had dropped for the previous year and a half, HIV/STD/STI infections info for men who have sex with men MSM.
Why MSM featured only: The info available is for all gender and sexual identities. However, this series was created to educate and combat rapidly rising syphilis rates, of which MSM are the majority of new infections in the area.
In the gallery here, you can see a series of free posters, available for download by clicking on any of the images.
For quick reference, here are some local websites and phone numbers for those in need of testing and information regarding testing and treatment options in the Portland and Vancouver metro area.
NO SHAME. NO SCAPEGOATING. NO STIGMA.
Vancouver area/Clark County Department of Health (Washington):
1601 East 4th Plain Boulevard., 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 9825
Vancouver, WA 98666-8825
Clark County Public Health provides HIV testing for at risk populations: MSM, IDUs & their partners & individuals whose partners are HIV positive or who engage in high risk behavior. Website also lists needle exchange locations.
Portland area/Multnomah County Department of Health (Oregon):
Gladys McCoy Building
426 SW Stark St
Portland , OR 97204
Needle exchange website info: https://multco.us/hiv-and-std-services/syringe-exchange-and-disposal
Oregon City area/Clackamas County Department of Health (Oregon):
Public Services Building
2051 Kaen Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Beaverton area/Washington County (Oregon)
On February 24, 2015, the Washington County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 to close the two clinics
by June 30, 2015, and to provide funding to support other local safety net providers.
More information can be found on their Clinic Transition Update page.
A great website to learn more about HIV/STD stigma with links, resources, downloads and community outreach.
Visit them online: http://www.hivequal.org/