The Oregon AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) is a program of the Mountain West AETC funded in part by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to offer provider education to improve patient health outcomes for people at risk or living with HIV while preventing new infections in our community.
Currently serving 12 counties in Oregon and SW Washington, the OREGON AETC continues to expand our efforts statewide.
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Portland VA Research Foundation
3710 SW Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR 97239
Dayna K. Morrison, MPH, Program Manager
With rare exceptions, all of your most important achievements on this planet will come from working with others- or, in a word, partnership.
- Paul Farmer, MD, MPH
What We Do...
In addition to growing online offerings, the OREGON AETC provides onsite clinical trainings to professions in a position to support prevention of HIV and adherence to anti-retroviral medications in Oregon and SW Washington.
Topics include: Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Measures, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Routine HIV Screening, Linkage to Care, DHHS Treatment Guidelines, and the ongoing primary care management of people living with HIV to support viral suppression.
Dr. Melissa D. Murphy, who first began treating HIV+ patients in 1997, became the Medical Director of the OREGON AETC in 2010. She is the HIV Lead Clinician for the Portland VA Medical Center and Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 20 (which includes WA, OR, ID and AK). She has participated in HIV clinical research trials for new antiretroviral medications and has also done research in antiretroviral resistance.
Dr. Murphy provides clinical consultation to providers in Oregon and SW Washington via email or phone, and usually responds within two business days. Click Here to email your request to the OREGON AETC team.
OREGON END HIV
On December 1, 2016 Oregon launched it's End HIV Campaign with an aim to significantly reduce new HIV infections across the state in the next five years through TESTING, PREVENTION, and TREATMENT.
The OREGON AETC is committed to this effort to train providers and health systems on topics ranging from prevention through viral suppression to support this aim. The OREGON AETC is emphasizing outreach and training in rural areas of the state to ensure equitable patient access to care and services.
Please feel free to contact us at any time to schedule a training, request request clinical support or consultation. Most inquiries will be responded to within 2 business days. If you need more immediate assistance, please email