Bluegrass Care Clinic and HIV/AIDS in Kentucky

Since 1990, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases has provided a continuum of HIV primary care from diagnosis to end of life to over 1,300 persons from central and eastern Kentucky. A team of physicians, recognized for their treatment of HIV disease and board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty certification in infectious diseases, staffs the Bluegrass Care Clinic. In addition to providing patient care, these physicians are actively engaged in HIV teaching, training, and research and serve as co-investigators for all University of Kentucky HIV clinical trials. Physicians are aided by nurses, pharmacists, and other clinicians to deal with the complex management of infectious diseases.

The Bluegrass Care Clinic serves as one of four federally funded Ryan White HIV/AIDS Clinics within the state of Kentucky. The Bluegrass Care Clinic's mission is to provide a continuum of high quality, state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary HIV primary care in a compassionate, culturally sensitive manner. Our goal is to achieve 100-percent access to HIV primary care with zero-percent socioeconomic disparity in health outcomes.

Currently, HIV patients from across the eastern half of the state visit our clinic for services.