Know Now. Know How.
Lowcountry AIDS Services is the only organization in the greater Charleston area whose sole purpose deals with the entire effect of HIV and AIDS. We focus on everything from prevention education and awareness to referring HIV-positive individuals into medical care, plus helping them secure suitable housing and obtain legal assistance and an array of other supportive services. Our mission is simple: create a healthier community.
Increased focus on prevention and treatment could avert 29 million new HIV infections by the end of 2020.
We’ve learned a lot about HIV/AIDS since the early 1990s when Lowcountry AIDS Services was founded.
Yet, there are about 50,000 new HIV infections each year in the United States – a number that isn’t declining.
We know prevention education and awareness along with treatment are the best weapons in the fight against HIV/AIDS and reducing the number of new infections.
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As the area’s leading comprehensive HIV/AIDS service provider, we see the many ways this illness affects people’s lives. We provide confidential testing and refer those positive individuals to personalized case management for access to prompt medical care and other agency resources. If the results are negative, we help individuals understand how to protect themselves against the spread of HIV and other STDs. Others come to Lowcountry AIDS Services concerned about a friend or family member living with HIV/AIDS. We welcome anyone who may have questions about HIV/AIDS. After all, the more we know, the more powerful we all will be in our fight against HIV/AIDS.
- Case Management
- Volunteer Services
- Support Groups
- Prevention Education
- Legal Services
- Housing Assistance
- Emergency Financial Assistance
- Nutritional Support
- Free STD/HIV Testing
Prevention education and awareness have always been critical components of our mission. We want to help those in our community understand the risks and protect themselves. More than 15,000 people in South Carolina are living with HIV/AIDS. By putting our full focus on prevention education, awareness and supportive services, we can help reduce the number of new HIV infections.