HIV cases rising in the central Ohio area

Central Ohio is seeing an increase in diagnosed cases of HIV. While anyone who engages in behaviors in which blood or other bodily fluids are exchanged are at increased risk, the major risk factors continue to be among the population who engages in male to male unprotected sex and among the population who uses intravenous drugs. Marion Public Health encourages those in high risk groups to know their HIV status and to protect themselves and others. Marion Public Health offers a sexual health clinic on Tuesdays. Clients are seen by appointment ONLY. For an appointment, please call 1-888-333-9461 (toll-free).