Mississippi State Department of Health

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.


What can you do about it?

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.

Find Out More

Links referenced
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

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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