Since 1988, Dec. 1 has marked World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness and money for the fight against the spread of HIV while honoring and remembering the millions of people who have suffered and died from AIDS and HIV-related illnesses.
West Virginia officials on Tuesday again pleaded with residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, especially in light of the discovery of a new variant of the virus.
The Department of Health and Human Resources’ COVID-19 dashboard reported an additional 20 deaths Monday, bringing the pandemic total to 4,837.
After consecutive years in decline, fatal overdoses in West Virginia soared to an all-time high in 2020.
BECKLEY — West Virginia health officials are urging some patients at Mountain State Vascular clinic in Beckley to get blood tests checking for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV after possible exposure.
Almost 20 years ago, Marie Beaver’s then-colleague left a newspaper clipping on her desk that would change her life. It was a job posting to start and lead a recovery house in Charleston.
West Virginia’s rate of transmission for COVID-19 hit 1.04 in the last week, meaning the outbreak is growing as families prepare to gather for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, said James Hoyer, head of the state Interagency Task Force.
After holding public forums Thursday, Charleston City Council will soon vote on whether to support West Virginia Health Right’s bid to continue offering syringe services at its Covenant House and East End clinics.
Active COVID-19 cases surpassed the 7,000 mark on Friday for the first time this month, with a total of 7,275 active cases. Of those, 1,363 were reported Friday, the second day in a row more than 1,000 cases have been added, per the dashboard.
Transportation challenges dominated conversation during Tuesday’s public forum on the West Virginia substance use response plan, with some participants calling it “the biggest barrier” in connecting people to drug treatment programs.
NEW YORK — An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a never-before-seen milestone that health officials say is tied to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more dangerous drug supply.
With 970 new cases and 22 new COVID-19 associated deaths reported in West Virginia on Wednesday — including some reconciliation deaths — state officials are again begging residents to get their vaccines before winter holidays exacerbate the spread.
Work is piling up at the West Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office, since state law does not provide any way for the office to dispose of unidentified or unclaimed bodies, a legislative audit released Monday determined.
Students from Charleston Catholic High School and the Very Reverend Father Donald X. Higgs, rector of Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, take a selfie with Gov. Jim Justice and Babydog Monday afternoon at the downtown school. Justice presented a $50,000 check to the school, wh…
While active COVID-19 cases in the West Virginia continue to hover around 6,500, the daily percent positivity rate in the state hit 10.08% on Monday, the highest it’s been since Oct. 31.
West Virginia’s transportation secretary is confident that long-awaited completion of major highways projects will finally happen, with an influx of federal funding from the infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed into law Monday.