HIV Alliance was formed in Eugene, OR in 1994 to support individuals living with HIV/AIDS and prevent new HIV infections. Over the years, state funding towards HIV prevention has suffered severe cuts. To counteract this, non-profits, including HIV Alliance, have widened their service scopes despite the already limited budgets they operate under. HIV Alliance currently provides care coordination, nurse management, and pharmaceutical support to people living with HIV/AIDS in 11 counties: Lane, Douglas, Jackson, Marion, Josephine, Coos, Klamath, Lake, Lincoln, Curry, and Klatsop Counties. They have three offices in Lane, Marion, and Douglas Counties, and have nurses in Jackson County. At the core of the programs and services are core values, including collaboration, empowerment, adaptability and innovation, continuous improvement, and non-judgement.
HIV Alliance was founded in 1994 to support people living with HIV/AIDS and prevent new HIV infections.
At HIV Alliance, to accomplish the mission:
Youth and adult education
Prevention programs that target key communities
Programs and services that help people living with HIV maintain and improve their physical, social, and mental health
Initially, HIV Alliance provided HIV education, prevention and care services in Lane County only. However, over the years, the structure and funding around HIV has changed. As a result the region has expanded to include eleven counties in Oregon: Lane, Douglas, Josephine, Lake, Klamath, Jackson, Coos, Curry, Lincoln, Clatsop and Marion.
In 2007 the organization teamed up with the Lane Community College Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene schools to provide low-cost, comprehensive dental services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Over the years they have partnered with other HIV care providers and community colleges to offer dental services to people living with HIV/AIDS in as many as thirty-one counties across the state.
Hepatitis C has emerged as a significant problem in Oregon especially for people who inject drugs. Because they already provide a variety of services to these individuals they now provide Hepatitis C screenings to individuals at-risk for acquiring this disease in targeted counties in the region. They also provide support to people living with Hepatitis C by providing basic needs assistance, support groups and assistance in accessing medical and social support services.
As an organization they operate under a framework of core values that not only inform but direct the work. The core values include: collaboration, empowerment, adaptability and innovation, continuous improvement, and non-judgment.
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