Do you think you might have been exposed to HIV/AIDS or a STI?
Let us help you. PALSS provides free, confidential HIV testing with results in less than an hour. We also provide STI screening for syphilis, gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, and Hepatitis C, as well as vaccinations for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. We provide targeted prevention education and community training for HIV, TB, and Hepatitis; HIV and TB outreach and screening, Our dedicated staff will help you with counselling, referrals to care and support groups. Come by to see us at 2368 Two Notch Road in Columbia or give us a call at 803-779-7257.

Are you living with HIV/AIDS?
Let us help you. PALSS has provided care to thousands of people living with HIV. We provide housing case management; community based HIV/STI counseling, testing, and referral services; comprehensive risk counseling services; client advocacy; support groups; education about emergency contraceptives; emergency financial assistance for housing issues; an emergency food pantry; and transportation assistance through targeted programs. For more information, call 803.779.7257.

Are you caring for someone with HIV/AIDS?
Let us help you. If someone you know or love is living with HIV/AIDS, in some ways you are too. Friends, family members and loved ones can learn how best to help those who are living with HIV/AIDS. At PALSS, we can help you to learn how to provide care and how to offer emotional support. We can also help you with your own emotions, because knowing someone who has been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS will change your life too. To find out more call 803-779-7257.


Quick, Safe, Confidential Rapid HIV Testing and Counseling

Taking and HIV test is the only way that you can be sure of your HIV status. The test is quick and safe and does not involve drawing blood, a needle stick or pain. Our well-trained testing staff uses the Uni-Gold Rapid Test that will provide your test results in 10 minutes.

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Adams Place

Adams Place is a clinic for men, offering:

  • Health Screenings
  • Confidential Rapid HIV Testing
  • STD screening for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and Hepatitis C
  • Vaccination for Hepatitis A & B

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Women’s Health Council

The Women’s Health Council Project (WHCP) offers HIV and STD preventon education and training to communities and populations of women. Participants attend fun and exciting group sessions and learn basic facts about HIV and sexually transmitted infections. The group sessions build skills to help prevent infection and transmission of HIV and other STIs.

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Prevention through Action, Care, and Empowerment (PACE) . . . One Step at a Time

PACE 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

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Empowering Men Through Prevention Action Community Collaboration and Training (EMAPCT)

EMPACT was created to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases (STD), tuberculosis and hepatitis among African American males. EMPACT works to empower men, particularly African American MSM living with HIV/AIDS, through prevention education, training, and action. Through group and individual training, EMPACT seeks to change risky behaviors and habits while working to increase HIV awareness among incarcerated populations also.

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Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)

Through HOPWA, PALSS can assist low-income persons living with HIV with their housing needs. HOPWA services help people living with HIV to get into permanent housing and to stay in that housing. HOPWA provides assistance for short-term rent payments, mortgage payments and utility payments to help prevent persons from becoming homeless.

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Food Pantry

PALSS maintains a Food Pantry to assist our consumers in emergency situations. The food pantry is stocked with nutritious fresh and canned foods, staples, snacks and beverages. Our food pantry features a large refrigerator and freezer to maintain perishable items.

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