Why should I come to Palmetto Community Care?

We recently sat down with some of our clients to hear from them about the services they’ve received and why they would recommend Truesdale Medical Center and Palmetto Community Care. Here’s what they had to say!

Holiday Testing Hours

Thinking about coming in for that fast and free HIV/STI test you’ve been putting off? Be sure to check out our modified testing hours over the holidays! Normal hours will resume on January 2nd! #starttalkinghiv #starttalkingprep #starttalkingstophiv #starttalkingtesting #StartTalking #StopHIV #StopHIVStigma #stophivstigma #StopHIVTogether

STI Rates at All-Time High

The Centers for Disease Control recently changed its recommendation that people get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) once every three months versus its previous recommendation of testing once every six months. Right now, STI rates in the United States are at an all-time high, so it’s more important than ever to get tested! Did you… Continue reading STI Rates at All-Time High

Talk to Teens about Sex to Stop Spread of HIV

According to the government’s Office of Adolescent Health, adolescents who have sex early are less likely to use protection, putting them at a greater risk of pregnancy and STDs. Consider these statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from a survey of high school students in 2013: 47% had ever had sexual intercourse. 34% had sexual intercourse… Continue reading Talk to Teens about Sex to Stop Spread of HIV

HIV History Part 2

Difficult History That Shouldn’t Be Forgotten We’re taking time to look back at the early history of HIV/AIDS in America. Click HERE if you missed HIV History Part 1 1986 – SPREAD KNOWLEDGE, NOT PANIC By the end of 1986, there were 28,712 reported cases of HIV/AIDS and 24,559 AIDS-related deaths (an 86 percent death… Continue reading HIV History Part 2

HIV History Part 1

Difficult History Should Not be Forgotten We’re taking time to look back at the early history of HIV/AIDS in America. Spread Knowledge, Not Panic By the time the HIV/AIDS epidemic came to national consciousness in the 1980s, thousands of gay men were already infected and thousands more had already lost their lives. Let’s pause to… Continue reading HIV History Part 1

How to Help Fight HIV/AIDS in the South

For the last few years we’ve been watching with alarm the rising rates of HIV infections here in the South. Back in the 1980s, AIDS was an urban issue, impacting places like New York City and Los Angeles. Today, the epicenter of the HIV epidemic has shifted to the South, including South Carolina and the greater… Continue reading How to Help Fight HIV/AIDS in the South