If you're an African-American man in Mississippi, you're seven times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than white men are. Getting tested could save your life.
Get the Facts
- African-Americans accounted for 76% of newly reported HIV infections in Mississippi in 2013.
- Most new infections among black men are among men who have sex with men.
- In 2013, more than one in three news cases of HIV were in African-American women. Just one in 20 cases were among white females.
Taking Action: What you can do
The only way to know your status is to get tested.
HIV is a sexually-transmitted disease. If you are not in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested, get tested now.
Testing is free and confidential at any county health department in Mississippi — every day of the year. Or check with your doctor or health care provider to arrange testing.
Find out more about your HIV risk, and how to get tested: