Pee Dee SHAPE Initiative


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The Pee Dee Sexual Health Awareness, (STI) Prevention, and Education Initiative, or SHAPE Initiative, is tackling the burden of sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STD/STI) and HIV in Florence and Horry counties, as well as throughout the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. 

Through collective partnerships and collaborations with health care providers, academic institutions, community organizations, private and public business, communities of faith, and others we will intervene and interrupt STD/HIV and decrease the associated risk, negative impacts, and stigma for residents of the Pee Dee region.  

Our efforts are instrumental in responding to the fast- growing rates of STD/STI and HIV in the Pee Dee and the need for more integrated and improved quality sexual health services across South Carolina.

Our effort grows stronger with your participation because we build from the bottom up.

If you would like to be involved with Pee Dee SHAPE please contact Brittney Scott, STD/HIV Health Educator at or call (843) 687-6985.

Pee Dee SHAPE Initiative Mission, Vision, and Goals

Our Mission

To improve sexual health outcomes, decrease stigma, and ensure access to quality education, treatment, care, and prevention to communities in Florence and Horry Counties.

Our Vision

A community of empowered people living healthy sexual lifestyles free of stigma and disease, with access to care and education.

Our Goals

  • Reduce the incidence of HIV in Florence and Horry Counties
  • Reduce the incidence of primary & secondary syphilis in Florence and Horry Counties
  • Reduce the incidence of chlamydia in Florence and Horry Counties
  • Reduce the incidence of gonorrhea in Florence and Horry Counties

Additional links and information:

Pee Dee STD/HIV Rates for Florence and Horry Counties

For additional DHEC STD/HIV data and click here.

Pee Dee Chlamydia Rate 2016-2018


Pee Dee Gonnorhea Rate 2016-2018


Pee Dee Syphillis Rate 2016-2018 Graph


Pee Dee HIV AIDS Rate Graph