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.  PALSS, the longest serving AIDS Service Organization in South Carolina, along with several community partners is participating in World AIDS Day 2017.

Carmen Julious, Chief Executive Officer, is available for interviews with the media to discuss the current state of HIV in South Carolina and how the community can become involved with World AIDS Day and how we can help to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic.

For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Carmen Julious at 803-779-7257 or 803-339-9437 or by email at

Coronavirus Notice

In an abundance of caution and concern for our clients, volunteers, and staff, we have made the difficult decision to reduce operating hours for PALSS’ and Adams Place Clinic for the next several days.

If you need emergency assistance, contact our on call staff person at 803-760-2901 or leave a message at 803-779-7257. Messages will be checked several times daily.

We will be open for emergency services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10AM until 1PM. Other hours may be arranged by appointment only.