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.

To get tested, schedule an appointment at one of the county health centers,  schedule an appointment online or visit a testing event, listed below.

Regularly scheduled testing events

  • 5 to 7 p.m., the second Monday of each month at the Walgreens HIV Specialty Pharmacy, 1220 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky.
  • 2 to 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky, 634 Scott St., Covington, Ky.  
  • 4 to 6 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Walgreens, 3104 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, Ky. 

Couples testing

Getting tested together is a great way to have that conversation and learn about your status at the same time. Couples testing is for any persons who define themselves as a couple, and is not limited to legally married partners. A counselor will administer the HIV test for each of you and discuss how you as a couple will address the results and support healthy decisions for each other. To make an appointment, please contact Bob Ford or 859-363-2085.

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 Bob Ford or 859-363-2085.

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