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

Don't forget to support AVOL at Brewer Dude Local Brewery all day today!

After a few years hiatus, AVOL Kentucky is back at Lexington Pride Fest! Come on downtown and see us today. Thank you to volunteers Stephanie, Emily and Gabriella, and staff Melody and Phylicia - what an awesome early shift! Kudos, Lexington Pride Center #AVOLforKY #happypride So great seeing ...everyone back out celebrating! #EndHIV

Monday, June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. Join us with Walgreens at 2001 Harrodsburg Road from 10am-7pm for FREE HIV TESTING! #knowyourstatus and #gettested! Let's make strides to END HIV for good!

Together, we can fight to end HIV!
Stop by our AVOL booth at the Lexington Pride Festival this Saturday, June 25th! Learn about HIV prevention, testing, and care, PrEP, housing assistance and more!
#Pride #ENDHIV #AVOLforKY #EndHIVStigma #GetTested #knowyourstatus #lexpride

Queens of Kentucky! Homme 2022 is back and proceeds will benefit AVOL Kentucky and Ending HIV in Kentucky! Check it out.

Look at our amazing AVOL swag! We will be out and about this Saturday for the Lexington Pride Festival! Stop by the AVOL booth for swag, information on HIV testing, prevention, and treatment, and just have a chat with us! Be Prideful of your health! We will see you Saturday!
#AVOLforKY #EndHIV ...#gettested #knowyourstatus #Pride #PrEP #sharethelex #EndHIVStigma #HousingIsHealthcare