HIV & Hepatitis C Testing

Get tested and know your status. It could save your life and the life of another. If you’re at risk of contracting HIV or Hepatitis C, we encourage you to make an appointment with our Harm Reduction Specialist. We offer free testing and will also be able to direct you to the right treatment if you test positive. 

Not Sure If You’re At Risk of HIV? 

  • Have you had sexual contact? 

  • Have you shared needles to inject drugs? 

  • Did your mother contract HIV or Hepatitis C when she was pregnant or breastfeeding you?

  • Some of the symptoms are: fever, chills, rash, night sweats, muscle aches, sore throat, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes and mouth ulcers. 

The Human Immunodeficiency virus attacks the body’s immune system. If it’s left untreated it can lead to AIDS. Though there is no cure for HIV, it can be controlled if you receive effective treatment. Learn more from the CDC about what HIV is here. If you would like to schedule testing, please call 270-388-4401 and ask for Meg. 

HIV 101

**Are you searching for local HIV Treatment options? We recommend you visit a LivWell Community Health Services location. Learn more about them and their services here. 

Why should you get tested for Hepatitis C?

Not sure if you’re at risk of Hepatitis C? 

  • Do you have a tattoo or body piercing from an unlicensed facility? 

  • Did you receive a blood transfusion or organ transplant prior to July, 1992? 

  • Do you have abnormal liver tests or liver disease? 

  • Are you on hemodialysis? 

  • Have ever injected drugs, even if it was once or many years ago? 

Hepatitis C is usually spread when someone comes into contact with blood from an infected person. The hepatitis C virus can lead to Hepatitis C, the liver disease. At first, you can have very mild illness with few or no symptoms or it can be a serious condition requiring hospitalization. If left untreated, chronic hepatitis C can cause serious health problems like liver disease, liver failure, liver cancer and even death. Learn more about Hepatitis C from the CDC. If you would like to schedule testing, please call 270-388-4401 and ask for Meg. 

Schedule your test with us by calling 270-388-4401 or find an HIV Testing area near you.
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protecting the environment, providing preventive health
services, and educating our communities to promote
healthier lifestyles.
Services of the Pennyrile District Health Department are
available to all qualified persons regardless of race, creed,
color, sex, country of origin, or disability.

Contact Us

Pennyrile District Health Department - (270) 388-9747
Caldwell County Health Department - (270) 365-6571
Crittenden County Health Department - (270) 965-5215
Livingston County Health Department - (270) 928-2193
Lyon County Health Department - (270) 388-9763
Trigg County Health Department - (270) 522-8121

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