Monongalia County Health Department to hold HIV Clinic

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The Monongalia County Health Department is commemorating World Aids Day with a HIV testing testing clinic.

Anyone who would like to check their HIV status can visit the department on Wednesday, December 6 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Registered nurses at the health department will perform the OraQuick test, which requires a mouth swab. 

Same day results are provided and no appointment is required. 

"In their lifetime, everyone should have at least one HIV test and if you are in a higher risk group, you should have it more frequently. The sooner you are diagnosed with HIV, the sooner you can begin treatment and you can manage the symptoms and lead a fairly normal life," said Mary Wade Triplett, Public Information Officer with the Monongalia County Health Department.

The Health Department is also establishing a Hepatitis Clinic which will be held on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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