Whether you are looking to learn your status, interested in PrEP, newly diagnosed, new to the area, or need support navigating the health care, employment and housing systems, our team is here to support you with culturally affirming services. We also offer some culturally-specific services for people of color and transgender people.

Testing Services

CAP has a number of locations where you can get an HIV test.  All testing is confidential and free of charge. Locations include our main office, Urban League, and Virginia Garcia Health Center (coming November 2017).  Servicios disponibles en español.


Pre–Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, is the method of taking an HIV medication (Truvada) daily to prevent getting infected with HIV. Have questions about PrEP? Email CAP staff at prep@cascadeaids.org. Servicios disponibles en español.

Peer Support Services

CAP’s Certified Peer Specialists build relationships with clients based on their shared life experience of living with HIV.  People living with HIV in the Portland-metro area who are in need of additional mental health support or linkage to substance abuse care may apply for the program.

Service Navigation

CAP provides culturally specific support for African American and Latino HIV+ people who need assistance with HIV care. Our staff can help get you into and stay in medical care, support you with medication adherence, provide HIV health education, and link you to support groups and community resources.

Housing Support Services

CAP’s support services team provides housing case management with short and long term rental assistance and subsidies. Culturally-specific housing services can be provided by Latino Native-Spanish speakers or CAP’s African American Services Case Manager.

Employment Services

Bridges to Work is CAP’s employment assistance program. It is a personalized and holistic approach to helping you find work, whether it’s getting your GED, learning to write a stellar resume, or finding job leads. Trans-specific employment services are offered to transgender people regardless of their HIV status.

African American, Black & Latinx Support Groups

Real Talk

Real Talk is a monthly support group for the HIV+ African American and black community to share challenges and strategies to thrive. Real Talk is the 4th Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7pm. Contact (503) 278-3805.


Reencuentro es una reunión creada para proveer un ambiente seguro y a la vez talleres educacionales para latinos infectados por VIH. El 2º miércoles de cada mes a las 6pm – 8pm. Contáctase (503) 278-3823.

Contact us for more information about Culturally Affirming Services.