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.
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.
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.
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.