According to the Lowcountry AIDS Services, the agency recorded its most positive HIV tests in its history.
The Lowcountry AIDS Services warn HIV is disproportionately impacting people under the age of 30.
To compare, in 2017 the agency tested 20 people positive for the entire year.
LAS also reported a higher number of syphilis cases in January 2018, a five percent increase for the 2017 statistics.
Confidential and free HIV tests at the Lowcountry AIDS Services are available to anyone in the tri-county area.