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

🌈 Proud to End Stigma! 🌈

Happy Pride Month, everyone! 🏳️‍🌈 This June, we come together to celebrate love, acceptance, and equality for all. But amidst the colorful festivities, let's also remember the importance of ending stigma and discrimination. Together, let's... create a world where every individual can be proud of who they are, without fear or shame. 🌈❤️

Join AVOL all month for Pride events and every weekday for free, no appointment needed HIV testing.

#AVOLforKY #sharethelex #Pride #Pridemonth #gettested #knowyourstatus #ENDHIV #EndHIVStigma #EndStigmaSaveLives

Join us this Saturday for the first Lexington Name Change Clinic. From 1-4pm, those needing assistance with a legal name change will receive that support free of charge thanks to Dinsmore & Shohl. Legal fees and filing fees may also be covered thanks to donations.
Would you like to help ...those in need? You can donate to help cover those fees! Check out our event page to learn more.
Thank you to all who are helping make this event happen!

#AVOLforKY #Pride #inclusive #namechangeclinic #sharethelex

In observance of Memorial Day, AVOL will be closed tomorrow, Monday May 29th.
Please join us the rest of the week for no appointment needed HIV Testing and Saturday for the first Lexington Name Change Clinic.
Check out our story to see details on the Lexington Name Change Clinic and how donate to help!

#AVOLforKY #ENDHIV #Pride #inclusive #gettested #knowyourstatus #EndHIVStigma #EndStigma

Congratulations to our friends and partners at Recovery Cafe on their 3-year anniversary! Stop by today for free HIV testing.

Don't forget to join us this Saturday for Man Talk. All ages are encouraged to attend as gentlemen discuss sex in a safe and inclusive environment from a man's point of view.

RSVP at to let us know you will be there!

#AVOLforKY ...#ENDHIV #inclusive #endstigma #menshealth #safeplace

Mark your calendars for June 13th for our United Against Hate event. Together we will learn how to identify, report and prevent acts of hate. As we head into Pride month, let's come together against hate and celebrate Pride in the Bluegrass as one loving and inclusive community.
If you ...would like to join us for this seminar, please RSVP to Anthony Smallwood at
See you there!

#Pride #PrideLex #AVOLforKY #StopHate #EndStigma #inclusive #ComeTogether