The STD/HIV Program strives to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV infection. The program also links people to services for disease prevention and control, including health care services for HIV.
Affordable testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV infection is available from any county health departments\, and through partnerships with other clinics, correctional facilities, academic institutions, and community-based organizations.
Treatment for HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases is also provided at all health department clinics, and treatment consultation is provided online through our Crossroads Clinic in Jackson.
HIV/AIDS in Mississippi
In Mississippi, the burden of HIV is disproportionately high for men who have sex with men (MSM). Among men whose risk factors for HIV are known, 85 percent of men reported having male-to-male sexual contact. In 2017, the burden of new HIV cases was highest among black males aged 20-24, while young adults aged 20-29 as a whole represented 43 percent of newly diagnosed cases. Testing and treatment is essential for these special groups. More HIV statistics
Getting Tested for STDs or HIV
STD/HIV testing is private, confidential and affordable at any county health department by appointment.
AIDS Hotline: 1-800-826-2961 for questions, information and assistance
STD/HIV Treatment and Prevention
You can be treated for a sexually-transmitted infection or for HIV at a county health department.
PrEP: PrEP is effective medication for the prevention of HIV in those who are not infected. Speak with our PrEP navigator to find out whether PrEP is the right prevention for you: 601-432-3201.
- Find an MSDH testing center near you
- Find other testing centers
- Speak with a PrEP navigator about medication to prevent HIV if you are healthy: 601-432-3201
- Find local STD/HIV support resources in our database
Get Help Locally
Our STD/HIV Resource Registry Lists non-MSDH services available in Mississippi for those affected by STDs or HIV, and for those in STD/HIV-related professions.
- Epidemiology & Research
- HIV Prevention and Testing
- HIV Care and Treatment
- Public Resources
Reports and Statistics
- Epidemiological Profiles, HIV Plan, and other reports
- STD/HIV Data, Trends, and Data Requests
Maps and Data
AidsVu.org offers latest HIV/AIDS data by state, county and city. Compare Mississippi to other states, or view the range of prevalence within the state.
- Local Resources, Fact Sheets, Formulary, and more
- Hepatitis information
- HIV/AIDS information from AIDS.gov
- MSDH STD/HIV Office: 601-576-7723
- AIDS Task Force: 1-800-826-2961