Columbia Observes World AIDS Day

On December 1, World AIDS Day was observed around the country and in Columbia by Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services (PALSS). The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control estimates that more than 18,998 people are living with HIV/AIDS as of December 31, 2016.  Richland and Charleston counties rank number one and two respectively.  …

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PALSS Receives $50,000 Grant

Columbia, SC – Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services (PALSS) is pleased to be the recipient of a $50,000 award from ViiV Healthcare, as part of the Positive Action Southern Initiative (PASI). These funds will go to support and expand our Linkage to Care program, which assists persons living with HIV in gaining access to medical …

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PALSS announces date change for annual Torch benefit performance

Mark your calendars for January 19 and 20, 2018 for the thirteenth annual Torch benefit performance. Traditionally held in October, Torch moves to its new date in January, but that is all that will change. This popular event will continue to assemble a group of dedicated performers, musicians and friends to present, a musical cabaret of …

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Making Proud Choices!

Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services (PALSS) received funding from the S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (year 3) to facilitate Making Proud Choices! intervention with middle school aged youth in the community.   The S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy mission is to improve the health and economic well-being of individuals, communities and the state of …

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Building a Successful Team

After several years of volunteering and providing contract services, CTRS is pleased to announce the hiring of Darrell Arthur and Shirley Graham. Both have volunteered and providing contract services at PALSS for several years.  I was introduced to Darrell back in 2005 as facilitator of the EMPACT Project.  During the group Darrell impressed me with …

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National HIV Testing Day

Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services (PALSS) wants everyone to know their HIV status now. HIV/AIDS affects everyone in the community directly or indirectly. The numbers in the Palmetto state may surprise you. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control estimates that more than 15,771 people were living with HIV/AIDS as of December 31, …

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