Here’s a look at health and environmental news from around South Carolina.
DHEC encourages HIV testing during National STD Awareness Month
COLUMBIA — April is National STD Awareness Month and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is encouraging South Carolinians to get STD screenings.
To assist in these prevention efforts, DHEC’s public health clinics will be offering free testing on Wednesday, April 18. The department urges those at risk for any STD to talk with their healthcare professional about getting tested or request testing at one of the public health clinics.
As the opioid epidemic rages on, S.C. schools must decide how to teach students about drugs
Given the growing problem of opioid addictions and overdose deaths in South Carolina, the state’s Department of Education has new expectations of health educators.
For example, children in kindergarten should know the difference between drugs of abuse and medicine.