DHEC offers free HIV testing during “PrEP Awareness Week”

This week is the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s third annual “PrEP Awareness Week. “DHEC finds the pre-exposure prophylaxis pill known as PrEP to be highly effective for the prevention of contracting HIV. “If taken as prescribed either as a pill once a day or as an injectable that you receive every 2 months, PrEP can reduce your chances of acquiring HIV by up to 99 percent,” says Robinson.

SC Health officials encourage use of Overdose Prevention Resources

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. According to state health officials, South Carolina is experiencing a disturbing increase in the number of drug overdose deaths, especially overdose deaths involving fentanyl. DHEC and DAODAS Recognize International Overdose Awareness Day today. State Health officials say from 2019 to 2020, the total number of opioid-involved overdose deaths in South Carolina…

DHEC reports 12,726 new cases and 8 new COVID 19 deaths

DHEC is reporting 12,726 new cases and 8 new deaths August 7-August 13

Image: Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State Health officials have released the latest Coronavirus cases numbers for South Carolina.  According to DHEC, the weekly COVID-19 numbers are for August 7-August 13. DHEC is reporting 12,726 new cases and 8 new deaths. Health officials say there was a percent positive of 21.3%. For a look at…

DHEC reports 16,570 COVID-19 cases week of July 17

9 new deaths reported in SC

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)– SC DHEC has released the latest Coronavirus case numbers. DHEC reported the numbers for the week of July 17-23. 16,570 new cases, 9 new deaths, and a percent positive of 25.7%, according to state health officials. For more information on the Coronavirus and vaccines, click here Categories: Local News Tags: SC DHEC