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The Kentucky Income Reinvestment Program (KIRP) is a statewide reinvestment of income generated by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program.

The Vision of KIRP is to enhance the health, safety, and well being of all people in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by addressing high risk behaviors, providing comprehensive education, and expanding state of the art medical care for persons with HIV.

The Mission of KIRP is to eliminate new HIV infections in Kentucky by:

  • Providing comprehensive education and screening services to those at highest risk for HIV infection
  • Linking identified HIV-Positive persons into high-quality state of the art medical care and improving access to supportive services to ensure HIV positive persons enjoy health and well-being
  • Educating current health care providers and students in training to address the substance abuse disorders and the mental health issues that hinder the provision of effective HIV and Hepatitis C medical care

The University of Kentucky and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Public Health have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, collectively called the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program (KADAP) Income Reinvestment Program (KIRP), to work cooperatively to help improve healthcare delivery to citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky through disease education, prevention, treatment, and the provision of professional services intended to benefit persons with HIV.

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