STD & HIV Testing

Graves County Health Department provides counseling and testing to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection. 

Our health center offer patients tests for genital herpes (open lesions only, herpes blood testing is not available at this health center), gonorrhea, chlamydia, Trichomoniasis (“Trich”), HPV/genital warts, HIV, and syphilis. It also provides treatment for patients diagnosed with, exposed to or suspected of having these diseases.  These services are not free and a nominal fee for each test will be charged. Call for more information.

View the HPV Factsheet.

VIRAL HEPATITIS. ARE YOU AT RISK? Take this online assessment to see if you're at risk. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/riskassessment/

Our health center offers HIV counseling and testing.  Testing can be done confidentially or anonymously. 


For information about STD/HIV prevention and testing, please click on the link below or contact our health center.


Get more information about STD testing from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services and the Center for Disease Control.


CDC Vital Signs. Learn Vital Information about New Hope for Stopping HIV. Read CDC Vital Signs. http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/HIVtesting

Diseases & Related Conditions:
- Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
- Chlamydia
- Gonorrhea
- Hepatitis, Viral
- Herpes, Genital
- HIV/AIDS & STDs
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Syphilis
- Trichomoniasis


Condom Distribution


The Family Planning Program has a free male condom distribution service we call the "Brown Bag Program".This is a cooperative effort of the Kentucky Family Planning and Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs.


The "Brown Bag Program" is an anonymous condom distribution program developed primarily to overcome the barriers of condom usage such as cost, embarrassment and misunderstanding by adolescents of their rights regarding condom purchase.


Condoms are placed in a small brown bag, along with a pamphlet, How to Use a Condom, and literature on STDs. Emphasis is placed on permitting individuals to pick up a bag without requiring registration, counseling or discussion. The main objective is to decrease pregnancies as well as STDs for those persons who are already sexually active. The brown bags are in an easily accessible place in the waiting rooms and front desk.

This is a cooperative effort of the Kentucky Family Planning and Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs.