Spreading Awareness to Prevent HIV/AIDS
Create a well-informed South Carolina with no sexual or other health disparities.
To develop and implement strategies that reduce the rate of HIV, STIs or other health disparities.
Our best weapon against the spread of HIV is an informed community. Through education, we’re working to reduce the number of new cases while improving the quality of life for those living with HIV. Treatment is prevention and it works! Knowledge truly is power in the battle to decrease the spread of HIV. It is all about what you know.
HIV is more manageable now than ever before. While that is good news, we will still attempt to prevent new cases. By creating strategies which increase awareness, we can decrease the number of new cases of HIV. This requires reviewing existing conditions, mobilizing community efforts, and creating prevention and outreach programs that work. Prevention and education go hand-in-hand in helping to reduce the number of new cases of HIV while helping to improve the lives across South Carolina.
It is time for a change. Although attitudes and beliefs are changing around HIV, it is time for this shift in thinking to be reflected in how our government addresses the epidemic through policies and budgets. No community is untouched by the high number of HIV cases particularly in the South. Although some communities may not be as affected as others, every community in the state feels its impact.