HIV Testing

Beginning July 1, NKY Health County Health Centers will begin seeing the public for the following services by appointment only:

• Women’s health services
• Birth control
• Limited testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
• Testing for HIV and hepatitis C
• Cancer screenings
• Nutrition counseling
• Immunizations for children and adults
• WIC (Women, Infants and Children), a free nutrition supplement program
• Breastfeeding support
• Naloxone overdose prevention kits

To schedule an appointment, please contact your county health center.

 

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 is available at the following county syringe access exchange programs:

Campbell County Syringe Access Exchange Program

1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
HIV testing will be available in the NKY Health 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 tested. 

Grant County Syringe Access Exchange Program

1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays
HIV testing will be available at the Grant County Health Center.   All participants must be in line by 3:30 pm to be tested.

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 tested.

Schedule your HIV test online*

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

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

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

*Testing appointments are available on Mondays between the hours of 8 am and 12 pm only.

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.