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HIV & STI Testing

Free and Confidential Testing. No Appointment Required.

Palmetto Community Care offers free, confidential testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis) at our Rivers Ave office. Results can be delivered in 20 minutes.

We recommend regular HIV/STI testing every 3-6 months.

Got a question, want to learn more, or just confirm a time to come in?

Testing Location

5064 Rivers Ave

Testing Hours

  • Monday – 7:30am – 3:30pm
  • Tuesday – 7:30am – 3:30pm
  • Wednesday – 7:30am – 3:30pm
  • Thursday – 7:30am – 3:30pm
  • Friday – 7:30am – 12:00pm

Mobile Testing Locations

Find Palmetto Community Care’s mobile testing van throughout the Lowcountry. You can find us at community festivals, partnered with other organizations and businesses, or just in your neighborhood to bring our health screening and testing capabilities right to your doorstep.

Having An Active STI Puts You At Greater Risk For Contracting HIV


Cases of chlamydia diagnosed in S.C. in 2016.

Most people who have chlamydia have no symptoms. Repeat infection with chlamydia is common. You should be tested again about three months after you are treated, even if your sex partner(s) was treated


Cases of gonorrhea diagnosed in S.C. in 2016.

Gonorrhea is a very common infection, especially among young people ages 15-24 years. Some men have no symptoms at all, and most women with gonorrhea do not have any symptoms.


Total cases of syphilis are African-American men.

Syphilis can cause serious health problems if left untreated. The number of syphilis cases diagnosed each year in South Carolina has dramatically increased over the past 10 years.


Of all people diagnosed with HIV who live in the South


People in S.C. who have been diagnosed with HIV between 1986 and 2016

1 in 7

People living with HIV who don’t know they are infected

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