Dr. Sydnee McElroy

Dr. Sydnee McElroy

Dr. Sydnee McElroy is is a physician and assistant professor at the Marshall University School of Medicine. The main thrust of her medical work is currently volunteering medical services to people experiencing homelessness.

HIV blood test tube and prescription on table.

When was the last time you were tested for HIV? 

By: - August 24, 2023

Huntington, Charleston and the surrounding areas have seen a cluster of HIV cases in the last several years. It is also easy to point to the factors that lead to the infections. Our area has been hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic. Pills pushed by Purdue gave rise to an unprecedented number of people […]

Closeup of a vending machine full of boxes of nasal Narcan.

Harm reduction is no different than putting airbags in a car

By: - July 27, 2023

“You should probably never get into a car again.” That’s how I start my lecture on harm reduction to medical students. It’s true too: Statistically, automobile accidents are the leading cause of fatalities in their age group. But it’s impractical, avoiding cars — that’s not the lives they’ve chosen. And so, I tell them to […]