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HIV Prevention Program

Basics on HIV Prevention and the CDC offer a wide variety of prevention resources:

HIV Risk Estimator

The HIV Risk Reduction Tool image at left links to information about the HIV risk of different sexual activities when one partner is HIV positive and one partner is HIV negative.

Get Tested for HIV

Each county health department in Kentucky now offers rapid screening for HIV with results available in 15-20 minutes. Several community-based organizations and health centers also offer rapid HIV testing.

Complete list of rapid HIV testing sites in Kentucky.

For more information about HIV tests, see the NIH AIDSinfo page.

Kentucky Syringe Exchange Program Hours and Locations
Syringe Exchange Programs in Kentucky
City Address MO TU WE TH FR SA
Ashland The Neighborhood, 2516 Carter Avenue - - - - 11-2 -
Barbourville Knox County Health Department, 261 Hospital Dr. - - - 1-3 - -
Bowling Green Barren River District Health Department, 1109 State Street - - - 12-4 - -
Cynthiana Harrison County Health Center, 364 Oddville Ave. - - - 12-4:30 - -
Danville Boyle County Health Center (basement), 448 S 3rd Street - - - - 1-3 -
Falmouth Pendleton County Health Center, 329 KY-330 1-3 - - - - -
Frankfort Franklin County Health Department, 100 Glenns Creek Road 8-4:30 8-4:30 8-4:30 8-4:30 8-4:30 -
Grayson Courthouse, 300 West Main Street 8-3 8-3 8-3 8-3 8-3 -
Harrodsburg Mercer County Health Department, 900 N. College Street 8-4:30 8-6 8-4:30 8-6 8-12:30 -
Lexington Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, 650 Newtown Pike - - - - 1:30 - 4 -
Louisville Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness, 400 E. Gray St. 11-4 1-6 1-6 3-6 11-4 11-2
Louisville Lake Dreamland Fire Station, 4603 Cane Run Rd - - - 11-2 - -
Louisville 1455 Bicknell Ave. (corner of Bicknell and Taylor) - - 11-2 - - -
Louisville Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3640 River Park Drive - 9-12 - - - -
Maysville Mason County Health Department, 130 East Second Street - 2-4 - - - -
Nicholasville Jessamine County Health Department, 210 East Walnut St. 1-6 - - - - -
Pikeville Pike County Health Department, 119 River Drive - 4:30-5 - - - -
Prestonsburg Floyd County Health Department, 283 Goble Street - - 3-6 - - -
Williamsburg Whitley County Health Department, 368 Penny Lane - - - - 2-4 -
Williamstown Grant County Health Center, 234 Barnes Road - - 1-4 - - -
Winchester Clark County Health Department, 400 Professional Avenue - - - - 2-4 -

Counties Vulnerable to HIV Outbreak and Preventive Syringe Exchange Programs in Kentucky
Naloxone (Narcan) Availability

Naloxone Availability in Kentucky

Naloxone (Narcan®) is a prescription medication that can reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug. When administered during an overdose, naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and restores breathing. It can be given as an injection into a muscle or as a nasal spray.

Find out where to get Naloxone in Kentucky

Condom Distribution

The Kentucky Department for Public Health contracts with several agencies to provide condom distribution:

AVOL (AIDS Volunteers, Inc.)
225 Walton Ave., Suite 110
Lexington, KY 40502

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department
650 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40508

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness
7201 Outer Loop
Louisville, KY 40228

North Central Area Health Education Center
498 Georgetown St. Suite 106
Lexington, Kentucky 40508

Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department
2388 Grandview Drive, Building A
Fort Mitchell, KY 41047

Volunteers of America Mid-States
1436 South Shelby Street
Louisville, KY 40217

Agency Training on HIV Testing

Kentucky law requires HIV test counselors to be trained in the Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling. Space is limited in these full-day workshops. To participate, follow these steps:

  1. Complete this survey.
  2. Create an account on if you don't already have one.
  3. Take the online prerequisite course #1021131 on KY.TRAIN (3.6 hours).
  4. Take the online prerequisite course #1054132 on KY.TRAIN (3.0 hours).
  5. Find a workshop in your area and register.

Training on the use of rapid HIV tests involves taking the appropriate KY.TRAIN module listed below. These modules require that you successfully run a set of rapid test kit controls in the presence of your testing supervisor. Ask which type of rapid test your agency is using to determine which module you will need.

Rapid-Rapid HIV Testing Protocol

Nonclinical Kentucky HIV test sites can now test all clients with rapid HIV antibody tests. Those with negative tests are considered as antibody-negative and no additional antibody testing would be required at that time. Those with reactive results from the rapid test can be tested immediately with an additional brand of rapid test that is less sensitive than the initial rapid test. Clients receiving reactive results from both rapid tests are almost certainly infected with HIV and can be promptly linked to an HIV care provider without waiting days or weeks for a confirmatory test.

This testing approach is for nonclinical settings such as harm reduction/syringe exchange programs, community-based organizations, outreach testing efforts, and field testing. This algorithm has not been approved for use in clinical settings.

Download Kentucky Public Health publication Implementing Rapid-Rapid HIV Testing in Nonclinical Settings

Kentucky Harm Reduction and Syringe Exchange Program

In direct response to Senate Bill 192 enacted during the 2015 regular legislative session, the Kentucky Department for Public Health has published guidelines for local health departments implementing Harm Reduction and Syringe Exchange Programs (HRSEP).

SB 192 impacts KRS 218A.500/510 


Last Updated 1/12/2017