Nearly half of all new sexually-transmitted diseases occur among young people ages 15-24.
In 2017, Mississippi ranked #1 in the nation for new cases of gonorrhea, with women and African-Americans especially affected. We also ranked #9 nationally in new syphilis cases.
If untreated, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis can lead to infertility or organ damage. They also increase your risk of becoming infected with HIV. Testing is essential to detect these diseases early, begin treatment, and avoid transmission.
Testing is affordable and confidential at any county health department in Mississippi — every day of the year. Visit a county health department near you, or check with your doctor or health care provider to arrange testing.
|tools and resources||http://www.cdcnpin.org/stdawareness/Tools.aspx|
|county health department near you||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html|
|About the Diseases: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis and others||http://www.cdc.gov/std/general/default.htm|
|Rapid HIV testing||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,150,786,html|
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