Treating HIV/AIDS early and consistently is the key to a better life for you and others.
Jackson, Mississippi has the second highest rate of AIDS diagnoses among major U.S. cities, and the 6th highest rate of HIV diagnoses.
New treatments are changing life with HIV
Today there are effective treatments available that reduce HIV transmission and allow for a long, healthy life. And a new medication called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective at preventing HIV infection if you are healthy but at high risk. More about PrEP »
Diagnosis is the first stepHIV is treatable, but early diagnosis is the key. Private, confidential testing for HIV and other STDs is available at county health departments. Find a location near you »
Sexually active individuals should be tested for HIV and STDs at least every six months.
It is vitally important that you be tested regularly for HIV if you’re sexually active. HIV is completely preventable. By protecting yourself and helping share the importance of protection with others, we can bring the risk of HIV down for everyone.
We also encourage sexually active individuals to:
- be faithful to your partner
- use condoms correctly and consistently
- talk with a physician about your sexual behavior and its possible health impact
Information and Support: Your PSH
Your PSH (Personal Sexual Health ) is a free app that connects you with knowledge and support for safe sexual health. It gives the signs and symptoms of disease to watch for, estimates your HIV risk, locates free testing, provides important hotlines, and tells you the best ways to protect your health.