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 will be closing early today at 5 PM. We will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday tomorrow, November 24 and Friday, November 25.

We hope you and those close to you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! At AVOL, we are thankful for our volunteers, community supporters, community, and especially for those we have the privilege to serve. All our best to you!

We will be back open Monday, November 28th at 9 AM.

AVOL hosted its first Health Services Market Place today at Stonewall Terrace - a gathering of small local nonprofits that provide critical health services to the community assembled to reach those most in need. Thank you Bluegrass Care Navigators United Way of the Bluegrass WayPoint Centers and ...2-1-1 Information and Referral, Grin Grant, Recovery Cafe Lexington Surgery On Sunday, Inc. GreenHouse17 New Vista KY and Community Action Council! Housing and access to healthcare continue to be huge challenges for so many in our community. #AVOLforKY

Thank you Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream for your most generous donation for Dining Out For Life! With your continued support, AVOL is making strides to END HIV for good and help those in our community who are affected by HIV or are medically vulnerable. Thank you for your wonderful contributions... to our community! We could not do this without you!

#avolforky #endhiv #thankyou #sharethelex #DOFL #dineoutlex

Please join us tomorrow for some free North Lime Donuts, coffee, winter weather hats/gloves/socks, $20 gift cards for HIV testing, and community resources from 10 local health-focused nonprofits! 1824 Hill Rise Drive, Suite 100 from 9 AM to 12 PM - all are welcome! #AVOLforKY

Free Health ...Services Fair!

Tonight at AVOL's Board of Director's meeting, the Board elected its officers for 2023 - congratulations to President, Roy Harrison; Vice President, Clark Lester; Treasurer, Bev Chandler; Secretary, Seth Church; and member At-Large, Gerri Botts! AVOL is honored to have such talented and ...dedicated leadership.

AVOL's Board of Directors also includes Stephanie Greene, Brooke Johnson, Elizabeth Monahan, Laura Piper Cobb, Matt Frazier, Matt Wood, and Priscilla Fogle-Johnson.

Tonight outgoing Board members Melissa Tibbs and Jeremy Gribbins were honored for their six years of dedicated service.

A strong organization, with strong leadership! #AVOLforKY #EndHIV

AVOL will be hosting a Community Health Services fair this Saturday, November 12th from 9 AM to 12 PM at 1824 Hill Rise Drive, Suite 100, Community Room. In-home long-term care, open enrollment, substance use recovery resources, health prevention and screenings, local information and referral, ...mental health resources, housing resources, and many other areas will be available for consultation. Please share with someone who may need this information and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Long-time AVOL supporter, Chef Ouita Michel, stopped by this morning to tour Stonewall Terrace, learn more about AVOL's work in the community, and share some Holiday sweets with our staff and residents. So great spending time with Ouita and thanking her in person for all of her support over ...the years.

AVOL has been participating as a member of the Lexington Nonprofit Coalition to assemble and present information from local candidates for elected offices on issues that impact the work of community nonprofits and the citizens most in need of services. Below is a link to question responses from ...both candidates for Mayor, Linda Gorton and David Kloiber.

Council district candidate forums were held at community meetings in each district during September and October. Council at-large candidates participated in an online forum.

A lot of great information shared from those stepping up to lead Lexington. We are grateful for their willingness to lead!