The STD/HIV Prevention program strives to increase public awareness about HIV as well as promote the reduction of new cases. These efforts are accomplished through the use of educational resources on HIV, screening and testing, effective condom use, and partnering with community organizations that serve at-risk populations. Education is also provided to health care professionals to facilitate improvements in clinical practice and information sharing with policymakers.
In addition to community-based partners, the STD/HIV Prevention program implements public health strategies in collaboration with other state and local government agencies and departments, including the MSDH Family Planning program, the state Department of Education, and the state Department of Corrections to ensure that HIV education and prevention strategies are implemented or incorporated into existing programs.
Education is also provided to help health professionals improve clinical practices, and to inform health policymakers in their decision making.
High-Impact Prevention Strategies
HIV Prevention Partnerships
The Mississippi HIV Planning Council (MPHC) engages stakeholders and experts to improve awareness of the needs, gaps, challenges and barriers affecting Mississippians who live with or are at risk for HIV disease.