Mission, Vision, and Values

AVOL Kentucky’s mission is to collaborate with communities to END HIV in Kentucky.
Our work strives for:

Increasing the number of people living with HIV who know their HIV status


Reducing the number of Kentuckians with newly acquired HIV 

Increasing the number of people living with HIV connected to medical care

 Increasing the number of people living with HIV who are virally suppressed

Eliminating disparities in HIV outcomes




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Services Overview

The tools available today to fight HIV are more effective than ever. We now know that people living with extremely low levels of HIV will not pass the virus along to others. This “viral suppression” involves many factors, the most important of which is that persons living with HIV remain engaged in medical care and medication adherence. Our housing, support and empowerment services have proven to reinforce and support medical adherence, leading to viral suppression. PrEP, an effective daily pill taken to prevent the transmission of HIV, is becoming increasingly accessible. Through these elements and traditional tried and true approaches like increasing access to testing, advocating condom use, education, reducing barriers, and raising awareness, together, WE CAN End HIV in Kentucky.

Upcoming Event

AVOL is accepting resumes from qualified candidates interested in joining our HIV prevention and testing team. We are particularly interested in bilingual, Spanish/English candidates. See our Indeed ad below to follow application instructions. #AVOLforKY #KnowYourStatus

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AVOL is proud to be partnering with Recovery Cafe Lexington to offer Kate's Place, every Friday at AVOL's Stonewall Terrace campus!. All are welcome to drop in 11:30 for lunch, information about recovery resources, support, conversation; led by people who understand. Make plans to join us... on Friday to learn more. Recovery Cafe Lexington #AVOLforKY #recoverycafelex

Save the date for next Tuesday! In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we are hosting a Speed Dating event!
All are welcome to mingle and enjoy a great evening! We will be offering free, fast, and confidential HIV and STD testing as well.
Scan the QR code and let us know're coming!

#NBHAAD #endHIV #avolforky #PrEP #GetTested #ENDHIVStigma #sharethelex #speeddating

AVOL Kentucky will open at 10 am this morning (01/31/2023), to give our staff a little more time to travel safely.

We're so excited to announce new HIV testing hours! No appointment needed to #knowyourstatus and as always, AVOL offers fast, free, and confidential HIV testing. Knowing your status is the first step to ending HIV for good. #gettested and learn more about prevention and PrEP.
Questions? ...Give us a call at (859)225-3000

#AVOLforKY #ENDHIV #EndHIVStigma #sharethelex #PrEP

Everyone knows that AVOL was started by Volunteers... so now I am shouting out to those who want to help us continue the tradition. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the front desk on testing nights... 5-8pm Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Bring your book... bring a laptop... but... most of all, bring your smile and your willingness to help others. If YOU are interested, contact Anthony Smallwood by email at and put the word VOLUNTEER in the subject line.
There is still a lot to do... but at AVOL Kentucky we are committed to moving forward. Happy New Year everyone!

Happy New Year from AVOL! We hope you have a safe, healthy, and happy 2023!
Thank you for helping AVOL have a positive 2022 that was full of growth! We hope to continue this great progress into the New Year!

Visit to make your year-end contribution and learn more ...about AVOL!

#newyear #ENDHIV #AVOLforKY #thankyou #sharethelex #avolgives