Columbia Observes World AIDS Day

On December 1, World AIDS Day was observed around the country and in Columbia by PALSS (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

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