PACE - Prevention through Action, Care & EmpowermentPACE provides counseling to help clients focus on reducing high risk behaviors.  PACE can help people living with HIV to avoid infecting other people and to lower their high risk behaviors.

PACE counselors are trained to be safer and healthier.  The PACE program is for those who face challenges in practicing safer sex, negotiation and communication skills, who struggle with substance use, or have problems trying to follow complicated medical regimens.  When you feel you are ready, we can help with telling family, friends, and partners about your illness.

PACE is an umbrella program for four CDC-funded programs the provide HIV/STD screenings, risk reduction counseling, skill building, community referrals, reintegration assistance, and medical appointments for African-American men and women.

PACE seeks to help African-American men and women ages 18 and older.

Individuals that have experienced the following issues within the past 3 to 6 months will be considered to receive service:

  • Substance Use and Abuse
  • Physical Health Conditions
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Unemployment/Low-Income Status
  • Incarceration
  • HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral Services
    Counseling and STD testing designed to increase knowledge of HIV, STD, Hepatitis, and TB status; encourage and support risk reduction; and secure referrals for medical, social, prevention and partner services.
  • Comprehensive Risk Counseling Services
    Risk-reduction counseling, health education, support groups, and community referrals for men and women living with HIV/AIDS who have issues surrounding substance abuse, physical health conditions, and mental health issues.
  • Columbia Community Promise
    Community-based HIV/STD prevention program that uses role model stories and community peer advocates to encourage behavior change among men.
  • Project START
    HIV, STD, Hepatitis, and TB risk reduction and prevention services for men and women returning to the community after incarceration through one-on-one counseling sessions.

More Information

If you believe PACE may be the program for you, please call (803) 779-7257.

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