We stand together, a unified voice of reason, in support of age appropriate reproductive health education and access to reproductive health counseling and services for all South Carolinians.

20 Years of Piedmont Care

Tell Them‘s January social media campaign asks organizations, programs, and businesses in South Carolina, “What are you doing in 2014 to encourage healthier youth in SC?” By: Tracey L. Jackson, executive director, Piedmont Care, Inc. There was a time when …

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South Carolina Gets a “B” on Reproductive Health and Rights

On January 13, 2014, The Population Institute released its second annual report card on reproductive health and rights in the U.S. Results for the United States as a whole “were not encouraging” with 13 states receiving a failing grade and …

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Why we need Dallas Buyer’s Club

By Kat Heavner I know nothing of the medicine behind the treatment of HIV/AIDS, so I won’t speak to the medical accuracy of Ron Woodruff’s therapies. I won’t condemn AZT. I won’t advocate that we all boycott pharmaceuticals and begin …

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On losing HIV stigma

Sonyetta Cooper attended our film screening of The Gospel of Healing. In the video below, Sonyetta explains her experience in working with a local AIDS Service Organization, the stigma that has so long been associated with HIV, and why we …

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HIV in Russia v. SC

By: Brigitte Shumpert Recently I caught myself asking, “How effective is sex education?” When first volunteering at Tell Them, I questioned why exactly money was funding a program to help create a standard for sexual education in South Carolina. A …

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Black Churches Respond to HIV/AIDS

By: Latasha Robinson On Saturday, November 16, 2013, I, as a Tell Them Ambassador, had the opportunity to assist in bringing a new documentary to my hometown of Lake City, SC. The documentary, The Gospel of Healing Volume I: Black …

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Sorry, Gamecock Fans. Looks like UNC has this One…

If you live around Columbia, your Facebook newsfeed is probably like mine this morning: littered with Gamecocks, garnet and black, and small children dressed in Carolina football jerseys or cheerleading outfits. Your office might even be filled with adorably coordinated …

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Are you Still Startled by SC’s Stats? Share your #scsexedspittake

South Carolina’s teen pregnancy and STI stats never cease to startle us: Yeah, we still can’t believe it. That’s why we’re asking you to join us during the month of August in recording a normal person’s reaction to such dismal …

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Take It From #49, Alabama: It’s Time to End HIV-Positive Prison Segregation

As you may have heard in the news last week, South Carolina barely won the coveted position of the 49th state to end the antiquated, medically unnecessary, and discriminatory practice of segregating HIV-positive prison inmates. That leaves Alabama. Seeing how …

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Here’s Why You Should Be Freaked Out Over Rep. Patrick’s Redefinition of “Medically-Accurate Information”

Across the nation, state general assemblies are winding down, working out their budgets and restricting women’s sexual and reproductive health. In South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed $350,000 for HIV prevention (SC consistently ranks among the top ten states in …

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