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STD, HIV and Viral Hepatitis

This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website.

March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Learn more about how HIV affects women and girls in the United States and how they can protect themselves.

What Can Women Do?

  • Talk about it. Learn the facts about HIV, and share this lifesaving information with your family, friends, and community. Let’s Stop HIV Together, part of Act Against AIDS, has many resources for raising awareness about HIV and includes many video testimonials from people living with HIV.
  • Start Doing It – getting tested for HIV. Knowing your HIV status gives you powerful information to help keep you and your partner healthy. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, get an HIV test as soon as possible.

The most effective way to prevent HIV is to abstain from sexual activity and injection drug use. However, if you are sexually active or use injection drugs, today there are more tools available to prevent HIV. You can:

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Funding Announcements

Funding Opportunity:

S.C. DHEC Targeted Hispanic/Latino Outreach HIV Testing and Associated Prevention Services, RFGA Number: FY2018-RFGA HV-804