Prevention

HIV and STI prevention is just the start

There are more tools than ever before to help with preventing HIV and STIs. Most individuals will be aware of the standard methods, like practicing safe sex, not sharing needles or abstinence. Medical advancements have also given us methods of prevention like pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Prevention does not stop just because an individual is HIV-positive. There are many actions you can take to help prevent transmitting it to others.

Free and Confidential HIV/ STI Testing

Palmetto Community Care offers free, confidential testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis) at our Rivers Ave office. Results can be delivered in 20 minutes. Testing hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Wednesday.

Need Condoms?

We give away thousands of condoms every year

Palmetto Community Care provides free condoms and lubricant at its office as well as various locations around the Lowcountry.

PrEP/ PEP

One pill can change your life and keep you HIV negative

Palmetto Community Care’s goal is to make this program and medication free or low-cost for participants.