The STD/HIV Education and Policy Branches strive to increase public awareness about STDs and provide educational resources on STDs and HIV.
Education is also provided to help health professionals improve clinical practices, and to inform health policymakers in their decision making.
The Policy Branch also implements public health strategies in collaboration with community-based organizations to prevent the spread of STDs and HIV. Prevention activities are developed in collaboration with other state and local government agencies and departments, including family planning, the Department of Education, and the Department of Corrections, to assure that STD/HIV education and prevention strategies are incorporated into existing programs or developed as new collaborative opportunities.
High-Impact Prevention Strategies
HIV Prevention Partnerships
The Mississippi HIV Planning Council (MPHC) engages stakeholders and experts to improve awareness of the needs, gaps, challenges and barriers affecting Mississippians who live with or are at risk for HIV disease.