Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home > Topics > Health and Wellness
December 03, 2013

Health officials call for increased HIV testing on World AIDS Day

Early diagnosis can help people get the treatment and services that will help them live longer and prevent transmitting the disease to others

 

The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina health officials are urging residents to get tested for HIV and AIDS.

Sunday was World AIDS Day, and officials with the Department of Health and Environmental Control say the day is a good reminder to get tested.

DHEC's Janet Tapp says more than 15,000 people in South Carolina are living with HIV or AIDS.

The theme of this year's World AIDS Day is "shared responsibility." Tapp says DHEC is encouraging private sector groups to work together to help identify and care for people living with the disease.

Associated PressCopyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Tapp says early diagnosis can help people get the treatment and services that will help them live longer and prevent transmitting the disease to others.

Comments
The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of EMS1.com or its staff. If you cannot see comments, try disabling privacy and ad blocking plugins in your browser. All comments must comply with our Member Commenting Policy.
No comments

EMS1 Offers

We Recommend...

Connect with EMS1

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google+

Get the #1 EMS eNewsletter

Fire Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips, columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
Enter Email
See Sample

Online Campus Both

Health and Wellness Videos