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HIV/AIDS Branch

HIV/AIDS Branch
HIV/AIDS Branch
275 E. Main St., HS2E-C
Frankfort, KY 40621

Phone 502-564-6539
Toll Free 800-420-7431
Fax 502-564-9865

KADAP clients: call 866-510-0005
Case reporting only: call 866-510-0008

The Kentucky Department for Public Health HIV/AIDS Branch will promote the prevention of HIV transmission and associated morbidity and mortality by:

  1. Ensuring that HIV/AIDS surveillance is a quality, secure system;
  2. Ensuring that all people at risk for HIV infection know their sero-status;
  3. Ensuring that those who are not infected with HIV remain uninfected;
  4. Ensuring that those infected with HIV do not transmit HIV to others;
  5. Ensuring that those infected with HIV have access to the most effective therapies possible;
  6. Ensuring a quality professional education program that includes the most current HIV/AIDS information.

What You Should Know about HIV/AIDS (pdf, 23k)

Lo Que Debe Saber Sobre El VIH/SIDA (pdf, 57k)

HIV/AIDS Programs

HIV/AIDS Continuing Education

This program is responsible for providing training on HIV testing and counseling, and on linkage-to-care for those testing positive.

CHFS-sponsored HIV/AIDS Course on TRAIN for all Health Care Personnel (free CME).

Surveillance

This program documents and maintains the HIV/AIDS case reports data. HIV and AIDS case reporting is mandated by Kentucky Communicable Disease Reporting Regulations (902 KAR 2:020, Section 7).

Here you will find out how to report a case, how to ascertain client risk factors and the latest HIV/AIDS statistics.

Prevention

This program is responsible for coordinating the planning, implementation and evaluation of prevention activities targeting men who have sex with men, minorities at risk (African Americans and Hispanics), injecting drug users, women at risk, youth at risk, sex-trade workers and the incarcerated. Prevention activities are conducted through contracts with community-based organizations and targeted health departments in the various regions of the state. These organizations and health departments provide outreach workers trained in behavioral science models for risk and harm reduction and prevention case management.

Counseling, Testing, Referral and Partner Notification Program

This program is responsible for the development and monitoring of all counseling and testing sites across the state. All county health departments and many other professional agencies offer anonymous or confidential HIV tests, often for free. Find a test site near you (opens a new browser window).

Find an HIV Test Site

Services Program

The Kentucky HIV/AIDS Services Program is funded through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006. The Ryan White Part B Program was created to address health care and service needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. The Care Coordinator Program helps provide appropriate quality care and services in a timely manner to people living with HIV/AIDS. The goal of the program is to help program participants become self-sufficient.

Kentucky HIV/AIDS Planning and Advisory Council

The Kentucky HIV/AIDS Planning and Advisory Council (KHPAC) is responsible for planning priority interventions for target populations across the state, advising the Cabinet for Health and Family Services regarding HIV/AIDS activity in the commonwealth and providing guidance to the Title II Services Program. Much effort is made to assure the membership of KHPAC reflects the epidemic in our state with representation from all targeted populations.

HIV/AIDS Legislation and Regulations
HIV/AIDS Branch Documents

Access a resource list of pertinent Kentucky specific documents and reports such as Needs Assessments, the Kentucky Prevention Comprehensive plan, Kentucky MSM evaluation report, Statewide Coordinated Statement of Needs (SCSN), Kentucky African American Needs Assessment, and others at our documents page.

Vendor Information

 

2015 Kentucky Statewide Conference and African American and Hispanic/ Latino Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS
 

Click here to Register for the Ky HIV Conference on TRAIN.org

Till the Whole World Knows
July 28-30, 2015
Crowne Plaza Hotel
830 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY

Conference highlights include:

  • Educational Sessions and Workshops
    Semi-Formal Evening in Red event to raise awareness of HIV in the local community on July 28 from 7-11 p.m.
  • Faith-Based Program and Dinner on July 29 from 6:30-9 p.m. to engage African-American Hispanic/ Latino faith leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS and related stigma
  • Wonderful plenary lunches with nationally known keynote speakers and experts in the field of HIV/AIDS and infectious diseases

Why this conference?
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Public Health, is proud to announce the Kentucky Conference on HIV/AIDS and African-American and Hispanic/Latino Leadership on HIV/AIDS. As the only one of its kind in Kentucky, this conference presents a unique opportunity for the community, community-based organizations, local, state and federal agencies and others in the field of HIV/AIDS to come together and focus on improving the services available to persons infected with and affected by HIV disease.

Who should attend?
This conference is designed for anyone interested in or dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis. Health care and social service professionals involved in planning and/or providing direct delivery of services to those living with HIV/AIDS in Kentucky, persons interested in improving the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS and leaders of all segments of the community are asked to attend to get information and the knowledge to mobilize their communities to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Registration fee
Space is limited, so please register to reserve your place. Onsite registration will be available if space allows.
$30 per consumer student with ID
$60 per professional (not requesting continuing education)
$90 registering for CEU, CME, etc.

Register on ky.train.org

 

Last Updated 7/8/2015