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HIV & STD Testing and Treatment

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This page contains information about HIV and STI/STD prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Hamilton County Public Health offers testing for STD’s (clinically known as STI’s) including:

  • HIV
  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Herpes
  • Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C
  • HPV

We can provide treatment or a referral to an appropriate specialist if needed based on test results.

Not sure how to have the conversation with a partner after you test positive? Hamilton County Public Health is a provider of Partner Notification Services to persons infected with HIV and Syphilis. Specifically trained staff notify partners of their possible exposures and offer appropriate services, including examination, treatment, and referrals.

If you are HIV+ or have been diagnosed with Syphilis and would like to notify sexual partners of a possible exposure, please call Hamilton County Public Health at (513) 946-7611. All information that you provide, including your identity, is completely confidential.

HIV Information & Resources

Who should get tested for HIV?

That’s easy: everyone! The CDC suggests we all get tested at least once in life. But for people with a high risk of HIV exposure, regular testing is a good idea. These communities include:

  • Men who have sex with men.
  • Trans women who are sexually active.
  • Pregnant women, in their first and third trimesters and at delivery.
  • Anyone who has anal or vaginal sex with someone who is HIV-positive.
  • Those who share works or equipment when injecting steroids, hormones, silicone or drugs.
  • Individuals who have been diagnosed with syphilis in the last 12 months.
  • People who have sex for living or exchange sex for drugs.
  • Anyone with a sexual partner who has engaged in the behaviors on this list.

Can I prevent myself from getting HIV?

In addition to barrier method prevention (like condoms), PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is medicine people at risk for HIV take to prevent getting HIV from sex or injection drug use. When taken as prescribed, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV.




Harm Reduction in Hamilton County

Hamilton County Public Health is dedicated to helping our community during the addiction crisis. Substance use can lead to an increase in hepatitis, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections. Our Harm Reduction program is here to offer compassion, education, and resources to the community.

Our harm reduction program offers a comprehensive, community based program that provides disease prevention, education and referral services, including:

  • Substance abuse education
    • Overdose prevention
    • Access to NARCAN (Naloxone)
    • Injection education
    • Safe injection equipment and disposal (Syringe Services Program)
  • Safe sex education
    • Hepatitis vaccinations
    • Personal care items like condoms
    • Referral for treatment for diseases like hepatitis, HIV and other STIs
  • Referral for pregnancy testing and sexual healthcare
  • Maternal health education
  • Referrals to providers for medical, mental health, and addiction treatment services

Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative in Hamilton County

Ending the HIV epidemic in the U.S. by 2030 is possible by scaling testing, prevention, treatment, and response activities to areas with high rates of HIV. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative in 2019. The initiative aims to reduce new HIV infections in the U.S. by 90% by 2030 by scaling up key HIV prevention and treatment strategies.

The initiative identified 57 counties and jurisdictions that together account for more than half of the new HIV diagnoses in the U.S.. Hamilton County was one of them. Learn about our local plan to End the HIV Epidemic in Hamilton County.