HIV/AIDS Services

The Health Department has two main goals for its HIV programming: To provide testing to those who are unaware of their HIV status, and to provide case management services for people living with HIV.

HIV testing

The only way to find out if you are infected with HIV is to get tested. The Health Department provides anonymous and confidential HIV testing and counseling, with results available during your visit. Learn more.

Condom distribution

View a list of Northern Kentucky locations distributing free condoms.

PrEP

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. More about PrEP.

If you are interested in PrEP, talk to your primary care doctor or family doctor. If she or he is unwilling to provide PrEP, contact the PrEP clinic at University of Cincinnati at 513-475-8585 to schedule an appointment. No referral is required.

PrEP locator: A national database of US PrEP providers can help you find PrEP in your area. 

After an HIV diagnosis

The Health Department can provide the following services to those recently diagnosed, and can work with clients and providers to do the following:

  • Assistance with communicating the diagnosis of HIV and necessary referrals for those persons diagnosed. Health Department staff can meet with patients in their provider’s office
  • Case reporting
  • Partner notification, partner testing and education
  • Provide linkage to HIV specific medical care including but not limited to:
    • Referral to infectious disease providers
    • Assistance with enrollment and other social service programs
    • Assistance with supportive services such as dental care, housing, transportation, counseling, etc.

To learn more, please call 859-363-2054.

HIV/AIDS case management

HIV/AIDS case management services provide support, stabilization and referrals to community resources for persons living with HIV/AIDS and members of their households. Learn more.

HIV Testing Sites and Care Services

 

This online tool takes advantage of open data from agencies such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC),  the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), along with other Federal departments like the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to allow searches across many service provider databases at one time. Results are displayed on a dynamic map, marking each service provider near the location you searched. You can view the provider’s contact information, which services they provide, and get directions to the provider’s location.

How it works

  1. If you know the 5-digit ZIP code of the area where you are, you may get better results. If you don’t, you can just use the nearest city and state, like Baltimore, MD, or San Diego, CA.
  2. You can click on the markers on the map to get more information about each location.
  3. You can also view the locations in a list view. Click on the list button.
  4. To get directions to a service provider’s location, you can enter the specific address for where you’d like to start from, and directions will be displayed.

For more information, please visit hiv.gov.