Fayette County provides free HIV tests for National HIV Testing Day

MONTGOMERY, WV (WOAY) – June 27 is national HIV Testing day, which aims to encourage people to get tested for HIV and other STDs. 

The Fayette County Health Department set up a free drive-through HIV testing station in Montgomery, where results could be given in less than a minute.

According to Anita Stewart, a health officer with the Fayette County Health Department, everyone should be screened for HIV at least once in their lifetime. 

“The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 65 be screened for HIV once in their lifetime and then more often if they have high-risk behaviors such as: unprotected sex, sex with more than one partner, homosexual activity, IV drug use,” Stewart said. 

HIV testing is always available at the Fayette County Health Department.