Prevention and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
An STD is a type of infection that is spread through some sort of sexual activity. There are a variety of STDs which range from HIV, herpes, HPV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chalamydia. Some STD's have severe and obvious symptoms, but some go undetected, causing people to be unaware that they are at risk. Bacterial STD's can often be cured, but viral STD's can only be treated, not cured.
STD clinics are held each Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30-3:30 on a walk-in basis. There is no charge for this service. All West Virginia residents ages 20 and older who present to an STD clinic will be offered hepatitis B vaccine at no charge. You may also be eligible to receive hepatitis A vaccine or a combination hepatitis A&B (twinrix) vaccine if you have certain risk factors.
To reach the state STD/HIV program, please click here.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing determines whether or not you're infected with HIV, a virus that weakens your immune system and can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
You may think about HIV testing if you've been exposed to blood or had unprotected sex. Or maybe you just want to make sure. Regardless of your reason for getting tested, HIV testing is likely to make you anxious. Knowing what to expect from HIV testing and what types of tests are available can help.
We provide HIV testing free of charge by scheduling an appointment on Monday's between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm. You can also be tested through our STD clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm.
To reach the state STD/HIV program, please click here