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Published on November 16th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



Columbia, South Carolina –  On Saturday, December 1, 2018 the Joseph H. Neal Health Collaborative in partnership with CAN Community Health and The YMCA of Downtown Columbia, will welcome all to our 2018 World AIDS Day Health & Resources Celebration.  The event will be held in the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Downtown YMCA from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm at 1447 Hampton St. Columbia, SC 29201.

World AIDS Day is dedicated to commemorating the 35 million people who have died from HIV/AIDS, as well as support and advocate for the 36.9 million people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) today.  Founded in 1988, it is recognized annually on December 1st and provides an opportunity for the Columbia community to provide a network of education, care, and resources to PLWHA and those at risk. We welcome you to join us in doing so at the World AIDS Day Health & Resources Celebration. The event will include HIV/AIDS education and advocacy seminars, health screenings, free food and wellness classes, community resourcing with local and statewide organizations, and some highly sought-after raffles.

This event is FREE, family friendly and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

About the Joseph H. Neal Health Collaborative (JHNHC)

JHNHC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, whose mission is to provide individuals living with the HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and other sexually transmitted diseases with comprehensive and multi-cultural testing, outreach, care coordination, and educational services regardless of their financial situation. To learn more about the Joseph H. Neal Health Collaborative, please visit 

About CAN Community Health (CAN)

The mission of CAN is to provide a continuum of medical, social and education services essential to the health and well-being of those living with HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis c, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, other diseases and to enhance public awareness. To learn more about CAN Community Health, please visit 

About the Y

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y has been listening and responding to the needs of our neighbors for more than 170 years and is dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. To learn more about the Columbia YMCA, please visit


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