HIV Testing

In order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all NKY Health facilities in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties will be closed to the public unless otherwise noted until further notice. NKY Health services will be limited to those that can be provided virtually or over the phone. If you have any questions about NKY Health services at this time, please contact the main office at 859-341-4264 or your local county health center. Thank you for your understanding as we all do our part to limit community transmission of this disease.

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.

HIV Testing Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic

HIV testing will be available at the Syringe Access Exchange Programs (SAEPs) in Campbell and Kenton Counties, and at the Boone County Health Center by appointment only.

Campbell County Syringe Access Exchange Program

1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
HIV testing will be available in the Caracole Mobile Unit located on Highrise Drive, which is off Churchill Drive at the intersection of North Grand Drive in Newport, Ky.   All participants must be in line by 3:30 pm to be seen. 

Kenton County Syringe Access Exchange Program

1 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays
HIV testing will be available in the Caracole Mobile Unit located at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 1500 James Simpson Jr. Way. All participants must be in line by 3:30 pm to be seen.

Boone County Health Center

To schedule an appointment at the Boone County Health Center, please request an appointment here.

What happens if my test is positive?

If your test is reactive, you will have to have a blood test to confirm the HIV infection. Health Department staff will provide the confirmatory testing and help link you to medical care and case management services.

More information

If you have questions about HIV testing in Northern Kentucky, please contact Larry Smith or 859-341-4264 Ext. 2085.

For additional testing sites, visit the National HIV Testing Resources to search by ZIP Code.