Medical Reserve Corps
County Health Department is recruiting volunteers for the Eastern
Panhandle Medical Reserve Corps (EPMRC).
If you are interested please contact us
today. Your community needs you! For
more information about the EPMRC, please
check out the
Observe HIV Testing Day June 27th
Today, in honor of National HIV Testing
Day, the Morgan County Health Department
encourages you to get tested for HIV.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is
the virus that causes AIDS.
The only way to know if you have HIV is
to get tested. Many people with HIV
donít have any symptoms. In the United
States, 1 in 8 people living with HIV
donít know they have it.
Even if you donít feel sick, getting
early treatment for HIV is important.
Early treatment can help you live a
longer, healthier life. Treatment can
also make it less likely that you will
pass HIV on to other people.
Am I at risk for HIV?
HIV is spread through some of the bodyís
fluids, like blood, semen (cum), vaginal
fluids, and breast milk. HIV is passed
from one person to another by:
Having sex (vaginal, anal, or oral)
without a condom or dental dam with a
person who has HIV
Sharing needles with someone who has HIV
Breastfeeding, pregnancy, or childbirth
if the mother has HIV
Getting a transfusion of blood thatís
infected with HIV (very rare in the
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the
health care reform law passed in 2010,
insurance plans must cover HIV testing.
Talk to your insurance company to learn
more. Free HIV Testing is also available
at the health department. Call for more
information or appointment times.