The Spartanburg County HIV/AIDS Committee would like to thank Tracey Jackson, Executive Director of Piedmont Care, Inc., for updating this report. Ms. Jackson and Piedmont Care, Inc. provided... more »
On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report first mentioning what would later be named HIV – the Human... more »
Spartanburg County, like communities worldwide, is impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Of the 46 counties in the state, Spartanburg ranks 31st in HIV/AIDS case rates and has more than 950 people living... more »
HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (a result of HIV infection). HIV is an acronym for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Currently, there is no cure for HIV.
AIDS is an acronym for Acquired... more »
HIV/AIDS is a global pandemic of catastrophic consequences that not only affects public health, but our social and economic well-being. HIV infection is disproportionately related to wealth. We will... more »
Despite scientific advances, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is far from over. In the U.S. someone contracts HIV every 9.5 minutes. Every American is affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and almost half of all... more »
South Carolina was recently described as "the buckle of the AIDS belt." (www.AIDSVu.org) This label indicates grim news. South Carolina is "one of only eight states to feature an... more »
Spartanburg County, like communities worldwide, is impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Of the 46 counties in the state, Spartanburg ranks 31st in HIV/AIDS case rates (SCDHEC surveillance reports). The... more »
Community Long Term Care (DHHS) – (864) 587-4707
Community Long Term Care (CLTC) offers a waiver program for people living with HIV and AIDS. After meeting Medicaid eligibility criteria,... more »
Although these issues are organized by topic, they do not exist in a vacuum but are inter-related. When considering this list, please remember that HIV/AIDS affects all aspects of our society and our... more »
HIV/AIDS does not lend itself easily to projections, particularly in an area as small as Spartanburg County. The Spartanburg County HIV/AIDS Committee is comfortable making the following statements... more »
The Spartanburg County HIV/AIDS Committee supports the following recommendations of the State Healthcare Access Research Project: South Carolina State Report: (SHARP)
#1. Increase testing, linkage to... more »
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) – AIDS can affect the immune and central nervous systems and can result in neurological problems, infections, or cancers. It is caused by the human... more »
www.AIDS.gov - The State and Future of HIV AIDS, webinar on June 15, 2011.
www.AIDSVu.org - S.C.: Buckle of the AIDS Belt, 2011.
Alsentzer, Dorothee. Funding HIV/AIDS treatment will save state... more »
AIDS Clock: www.unfpa.org/aids_clock/
AIDS Map: www.AIDSVu.org
American Foundation for AIDS Research: www.amfar.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov
Community Access... more »