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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: September 18, 2019

 
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About 1 in 4 adults in the United States who are living with HIV infection are aged 50 or older.

New cases of HIV are increasing striking older adults. Half of these new HIV diagnoses are among gay and bisexual men, but many older heterosexual men and women are affected, too. Older adults are more likely to have developed AIDS by the time they are diagnosed, which makes detection and immediate treatment all the more important.

What You Can Do

Knowing your HIV status is the first step to stopping the spread of HIV to others, and getting the right help for yourself. It's the first step to taking control, enjoying life, and stopping HIV/AIDS.

Get tested

Free HIV testing, condoms, prevention, support services and care information are all available from the organizations below.

AIDS Services Coalition
121 College Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: 601-450-4286

My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. South
1221 Bridge Street
Gulfport, MS 39507
Phone: (228)-896-5515
or 100 S 20th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone:601-582-0031

Jackson Medical Mall Foundation Care4Me Services
350 W Woodrow Wilson,
Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39213
Phone: 601-982-8467

Other testing sources

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Last reviewed on Aug 30, 2019
Mississippi State Department of Health 570 East Woodrow Wilson Dr Jackson, MS 39216 866-HLTHY4U Contact and information

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