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AVOL fighting another virus, encourages testing for HIV

Curbside HIV, Hep C testing now available

LFCHD: 1,000 participants in needle-exchange program in December

The health department says its needle-exchange program had 1,040 visitors and disposed of 40,000 used needles.

Annual Dining Out For Life held Thursday

Tenth Annual Bluegrass Dining Out For Life was on Thursday.

AVOL unveils new brand and focus

AVOL unveils a new brand and focus as it focuses on awareness and eradicating HIV from Kentucky.

AVOL participants walk to end HIV in Kentucky

A group from AVOL walked in downtown Lexington to raise awareness about HIV in Kentucky.

Kentucky health officials aim to eliminate new HIV cases

Health officials plan to announce a new, collaborative effort to eliminate new HIV infections in Kentucky.

Monthly shots control HIV as well as pills in 2 big studies

Two large international studies find monthly shots of HIV drugs worked as well as daily pills to control the virus that causes AIDS.

Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant

Researchers say a London man appears to be free of the AIDS virus after a stem cell transplant. It's the second such success including "Berlin patient" Timothy Ray Brown.

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department celebrates 3 years of needle-exchange program

It has been three years since the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has opened their needle-exchange program.

House approves police protection bill

A bill that would punish people who intentionally expose police officers to diseases such as HIV was approved by the Kentucky House of Representatives Wednesday.

House committee approves police protection bill

A bill that would punish people who intentionally expose police officers to diseases such as HIV was approved by the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

“Positively Unbreakable”- AVOL

AVOL collaborates with communities to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and to empower those affected.

UofL dental school contracts for new HIV/AIDS funding

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry is using $2 million in federal funding to provide dental care for people with HIV or AIDS.

Supporters walk and run for 23rd year to benefit AIDS organization

Hundreds were out at Coldstream Park this afternoon for a familiar cause. They hoped to support an organization which supports the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Needle exchange leaders cheer relaxed federal funding ban

Advocates are praising Congress' recent softening of a longtime ban on federal dollars going to needle exchanges amid growing intravenous drug abuse that's spreading hepatitis and HIV in many states.

Hazard Police: Man’s razor blade story doesn’t keep him from jail

Officers arrested a Hazard man Monday evening, but say he had a novel approach to avoiding incarceration.

Health department offers free HIV screenings

With actor Charlie Sheen's public announcement that he is HIV positive, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is urging anyone who has never been tested for HIV, to take advantage of a free screening at the health department. The HIV testing at the health department is Monday and Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

Louisville’s needle-exchange program spreads to suburbs

Louisville's needle-exchange program is spreading to the suburbs.

Appalachia gripped by hepatitis C epidemic, bracing for HIV

Public health officials warn that rural Appalachia might be just a few dirty needles away from an HIV catastrophe, as the region is gripped by an epidemic of injection drug abuse and hepatitis C.

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Three new coronavirus-related deaths, two in Fayette County

The state reported 277 new coronavirus cases on Sunday as the number of positive cases continues to climb.

Renters burned out of home, firefighter overcome by heat

Twenty fire units were on the scene so the department could rotate firefighters to keep them fresh and protect them from heat-related injuries.

UPDATE: Pike County man missing since June found safe

Roger Daniel Anderson was found safe Sunday afternoon, according to the Pike County Sheriff's Office.