HIV

Worlds AIDS Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Today people gathered on the steps of the South Carolina State House to raise HIV awareness in honor of World Aids Day.  South Carolina DHEC along with other community organizations encouraged people stop the spread of HIV. Often times HIV stigma can be rooted in misconceptions and myths and can be hurtful to those who have the…

DHEC offering free HIV/STD testing, free webinars as part of first-ever PrEP Awareness Week

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is organizing its inaugural PrEP awareness week which takes place September 28-October 3. The goal of this week is to inform the public about  pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill that can help reduce HIV infection in a person exposed to the virus, and inform the people about…

PALSS offers couples testing in time for Valentines’ Day

Palmetto Aids Life Support Services officials say they’ll give free and confidential HIV testing and STI screenings Feb. 5th. @PALSS/Facebook COLUMBIA S.C. (WOLO)- Thursday is Valentine’s Day and it’s also National Condom Day! The season of love is among us, it’s also a time where sexually active individuals should protect themselves the most. Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services (PALSS) is…

Midlands group offering Free HIV testing Tuesday

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A local organization is offering free HIV testing Tuesday. “Palmetto Aids Life Support Services” is offering free and confidential rapid h-i-v testing and s-t-i screenings. testing is happening between 10 a-m and 8 p-m by walk-in only on Two Notch Road. The event is to commemorate National Black HIV/Aids Awareness day, coming up Thursday, February 7, 2019. http://palss.org/services/…