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HIV/AIDS Testing

Fayette County was the first county in Kentucky to offer HIV antibody testing and anonymous testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. HIV testing is free to the client. No appointment is needed.

Free, confidential walk-in HIV testing is offered at the health department at 650 Newtown Pike during the following times:

  • Monday: 1:30-4 p.m.

  • Friday: 8:30-11 a.m.

Individuals seeking testing for other sexually transmitted diseases as well as HIV should go to the Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike.

Visit the Sexually Transmitted Diseases page for more information on services and times.


  • Rapid HIV antibody testing (Oraquick and Clearview) with results in 15-20 minutes

  • HIV confirmatory testing

  • Syphillis testing

  • Referrals for HIV infected individuals (physicians, social services, support services, support groups, counseling, etc.)

  • Safer sex counseling

  • Free condoms

Community Education

  • HIV education for target populations

Call (859) 288-2437 for more information.

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Change in services: Effective May 20, 2014, we are able to provide childhood vaccinations (must live in Fayette County, be 18 years or younger and be uninsured or underinsured). Limited appointments are available daily Monday-Friday, and appointments can be made up to a week in advance by calling the Public Health Clinic at (859) 288-2483.

Our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike is no longer able to see patients for the following programs: adult immunizations/physicals and breast/cervical cancer.

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