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.