Muhlenberg County Health Department Harm Reduction

MCHD promotes harm reduction by offering an anonymous, free syringe exchange program.  Clients of the syringe exchange bring in their dirty needles and exchange them for clean syringes and other supplies including condoms.  We also provide referrals to treatment and free, anonymous testing for HIV.  Other STI testing services are provided on a confidential basis.

Syringe Exchange Fact Sheet:
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/risk/cdchiv-fs-syringe-services.pdf

Are you at risk for HIV? Get the facts.
https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics

See if PrEP (HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) is right for you.
https:www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/factsheets/prep101-consumer-info.pdf

Information on Syringe Exchange in KY:
https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/dehp/hab/Pages/kyseps.aspx

Naloxone reverses overdoses. We provide free Naloxone and training to clients of the syringe exchange.  Kentucky Department for Public Health also has a Mobile Pharmacy.  

Mobile Pharmacy locations:
https://www.kphanet.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=148:naloxone-events-with-the-mobile-pharmacy&catid=20:site-content&Itemid=231

Hepatitis A Outbreak in Kentucky since 2017
https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/outbreaks/2017March-HepatitisA.htm

Get vaccinated today to protect yourself from Hepatitis A
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hep-a.rtf

Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver that can be prevented, while there is no cure you can get a vaccine to prevent the disease.
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hep-b.rtf
https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/populations/idu.htm

Hepatitis C is a serious infection of the liver and is the leading cause of liver cancer.  It is both preventable and curable.  For more information please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/cfaq.htm

If you have Hepatitis C and need help please visit http://www.help4hep.org