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.
Public services include affordable testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV infection at all county health departments, and through partnerships with other clinics, correctional facilities, academic institutions, and community-based organizations. Treatment for STDs is also provided at all health department clinics.
World AIDS Day
December 1 is World AIDS Day, an opportunity to unite in our efforts to stop new HIV infections, support those affected by HIV, and remember those who have lost their lives to HIV-related diseases. The United States and many other countries across the world are making commendable progress in HIV prevention and treatment due to partnership efforts.
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 HIV
HIV testing is private, confidential and affordable at any county health department by appointment.
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.
Reports and Statistics
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.
- MSDH STD/HIV Office: 601-576-7723
- AIDS Task Force: 1-800-826-2961
for AIDS testing and support resources