National HIV Testing Day

various polaroid photos of people - National HIV Testing Day - June 27

June 27, 2019, is National HIV Testing Day, and DHEC is encouraging people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get into treatment right away if they have HIV.

In observance of the day and to continue its work to prevent and control HIV, DHEC will be sponsoring a free testing event at local health departments. Clients can be tested for HIV, STDs, and Hepatitis C at no cost.

Click on the button above to find a Testing Location.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.1 million people in the United States have HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know they have it. It is important for people to get tested and know their diagnosis so that those who have HIV can get treatment as soon as possible.

As of December 31, 2017, there are nearly 20,000 South Carolina residents living with diagnosed HIV infection (including AIDS). Between 2016 and 2017, 1,500 people were newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in SC. Of those newly diagnosed, 66 percent were African a.m.erican, 22 percent were white, and 8 percent were Hispanic.

For more information about HIV testing, as well as local HIV testing sites, call 1-855-4SCDHEC (1-855-472-3432), or visit DHEC's service locator at www.scdhec.gov/HIVLocator.
 

Free HIV Testing for 2019

June 24 - 28

Waverly Family Practice/Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center
1228 Harden St.
Columbia, SC  29204
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, June 25

Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services
2638 Two Notch Rd #108
Columbia, SC  29204
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Waverly Family Practice/Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center/Transitions Youth
8512 Two Notch Rd
Columbia, SC  29223
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 26

Joseph H. Neal Health Collaborative/ Wateree Community Actions Inc./ Antioch Baptist Church
Utility Assistance Outreach event with  HIV testing
5715 Koon Rd.
Columbia, SC 29203
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Benedict Student Health Center
2315 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC 29204
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Thursday, June 27

Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services & Walgreens
7412 Broad River Rd
Irmo, SC 29063
10 a.m. -7 p.m.
Hispanic Outreach and Mexican Consulate Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church
120 Marydale Ln
Columbia, SC 29210
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CAN Community Health
1911 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
HopeHealth Orangeburg & Walgreens
1106 John C Calhoun Dr.
Orangeburg, SC  29115
1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
HopeHealth Florence & Walgreens
306 N. Irby St.
Florence, SC 29501
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tandem Health & Walgreens
201 N Lafayette Dr.
Sumter, SC  29150
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Piedmont Care, Inc.
101 N Pine St #200
Spartanburg, SC  29302
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Affinity Health Center & Walgreens
1008 Oakland Ave
Rock Hill, SC  29732
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Waverly Family Practice/Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center
1228 Harden St & 2117 Gervais St.
Columbia, SC 29204
Parking Lot - Backyard BBQ
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
CareSouth Carolina Inc. & Walgreens
901 S 5th St
Hartsville, SC 29550
10 a.m. - 2 pm
South Carolina HIV Council dba Wright Wellness Center and Walgreens
5900 North Main Street
Columbia, SC 29203
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 29

Sandhills Medical Foundation
H&J Hair Styling Center
800 Miller Road #1
Sumter, SC 29150
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

For more information about HIV testing, as well as local HIV testing sites, call 1-855-4SCDHEC (1-855-472-3432), or visit DHEC's service locator at www.scdhec.gov/HIVLocator.

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HIV & STDs Statewide