Mississippi State Department of Health

STD/HIV Prevention, Treatment and Programs


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.

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.

Program Areas

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: 1-800-826-2961for AIDS testing and support resources

Links referenced
county health departments\    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
More HIV statistics    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,150,807,html
Find a county health department near you    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Appointments, locations and information    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Find an MSDH testing center near you    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/19,0,166,html
Find other testing centers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,150,786,html
Find local STD/HIV support resources in our database    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,150,570,html
Find local STD/HIV resources    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,150,570,html
Service providers: Join our registry    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,12298,150,570,html
Surveillance    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,13046,150,html
Epidemiology & Research    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,13048,150,html
HIV Prevention and Testing    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,13049,150,html
HIV Care and Treatment    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,13047,150,html
Public Resources    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,150,86,html
Epidemiological Profiles, HIV Plan, and other reports    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,150,63,html
STD/HIV Data, Trends, and Data Requests    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,150,807,html
AidsVu.org    http://aidsvu.org
AidsVu.org    http://AidsVu.org
Local Resources, Fact Sheets, Formulary, and more    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,150,86,html
Hepatitis information    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,194,133,html
HIV/AIDS information from AIDS.gov    http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/
Rapid Testing, Clinician Resources, and more    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,150,470,html

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