National HIV Testing Day, Saturday June 27th – New Partner, New Test

This Saturday, June 27th is National HIV Testing Day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment. The Cabell-Huntington Health Department encourages anyone at risk for HIV to get tested and if you have a new partner a new HIV test is recommended.

HIV infection is a bloodborne pathogen which can be spread among people who inject drugs by sharing injection equipment.  It is also spread through sexual contact.  Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at increased risk.  Mother to child transmission can occur during pregnancy, at childbirth, or through breastfeeding.  Early detection of infection and treatment with antiretroviral therapy decreases complications of the infection and prevents further infection spread.

As of June 11, 2020, the total number of HIV cases in Cabell County is 90. Daily work to reduce and prevent HIV in Cabell County continues. Routine Confidential HIV testing and counseling is available at the health department and is highly recommended for those at risk. Tests can be done with an oral cotton swab with results in about 20 minutes, or by blood sample with results in approximately 2 weeks. Client counseling and referrals are available. All tests and results are confidential. Anonymous testing can be provided as well. At this time all clinic services are by appointment only, please call (304) 523-6483. For more information please visit cabellhealth.org.

Increase in Cases of COVID-19 Among Cabell County Residents

Increase in Cases of COVID-19 Among Cabell County Residents

The current pandemic of SARS CoV 2 related disease, COVID-19, has resulted in 108 confirmed and 3 probable cases among Cabell County residents through June 25, 2020. The Cabell-Huntington Health Department receives and investigates all resident cases of COVID-19 and...

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Cabell-Huntington Health Department COVID-19 Case Update

Cabell-Huntington Health Department COVID-19 Case Update

HUNTINGTON, West Virginia.  The Cabell-Huntington Health Department is providing an update of COVID-19 cases in Cabell County. Currently the county has three additional cases: a woman in her sixties, a woman in her forties, and a man in his sixties. The total count...

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Valley Health introduces third COVID-19 testing site


Valley Health introduces third COVID-19 testing site


Also expands use of Telehealth to meet routine medical and behavioral health care needs Huntington, W.Va. – In response to increasing demand, Valley Health Systems announces that it will open and operate a new drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Cabell-Huntington...

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Questions and Answers about a “Stay-At-Home” Order

Questions and Answers about a “Stay-At-Home” Order

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT A “STAY-AT-HOME” ORDER: ​Q: WHEN DOES THIS STAY-AT-HOME ORDER TAKE EFFECT? A: Gov. Justice’s order is effective 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. It will remain in effect until terminated by subsequent executive order. Q: WHAT DOES THIS...

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Drive-through COVID-19 testing center to open in Huntington

Drive-through COVID-19 testing center to open in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall Health, Mountain Health Network and the Cabell-Huntington Health Department will open a drive-through testing center at St. Mary’s Center for Education (CFE) at 2853 5th Avenue, for individuals with a valid order from a physician to be...

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Cabell-Huntington Health Department Opens Call Center

Cabell-Huntington Health Department Opens Call Center

HUNTINGTON, West Virginia – As part of Cabell County’s continued preparation and response for COVID-19, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department opened a call center to respond to community  needs. The call center is currently operating Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to...

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Public Hearing – Wednesday, January 22nd at 5:00 PM

Public Hearing – Wednesday, January 22nd at 5:00 PM

HUNTINGTON, West Virginia – The Cabell-Huntington Board of Health will host a public hearing on Wednesday, January 22nd at 5:00 PM for the proposed new regulation titled; A Regulation Eliminating Electronic Smoking Devices in Workplaces and Public Places. This is a...

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Proposed Electronic Smoking Devices Regulation

Proposed Electronic Smoking Devices Regulation

The Cabell-Huntington Board of Health located at 703 Seventh Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701 is proposing a new regulation titled; A Regulation Eliminating Electronic Smoking Devices in Workplaces and Public Places. A copy of the full proposed Regulation may also be...

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Free Outreach Flu Clinics for Cabell County Residents 2019

Free Outreach Flu Clinics for Cabell County Residents 2019

It’s that time of year again!  The time for influenza vaccination is upon us for the 2019/2020 flu season. The Cabell-Huntington Health Department is hosting their first flu clinic, Friday, September 27th from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM for ALL individuals who live, work or...

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