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Welcome to the portal page of resources which may include current statistical data, in addition to a list of health care organizations and health care networks that provide treatment, care and support to individuals diagnosed with HIV in Mississippi.
Statistical Data

  • Mississippi State Health Profile -2016
    In 2015, an estimated 509 adults and adolescents were diagnosed with HIV in Mississippi. Mississippi ranked 20th among the 50 states in the number of HIV diagnoses in 2015.
  • Mississippi HIV Statistics 2010-2015
    This Mississippi State Department of Health site provides data on the disease rates by year 2010-2014. Additional data can be also be retrieved on reported cases and rates of HIV disease by District and County 2011-2015
  • AIDS Jackson Mississippi-2015 - provides data for Jackson Mississippi. Highlights prevalence, people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015, and demographic data  
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Rates High in Mississippi, Despite Declines. Despite declines in recent years, Mississippi still has some of the highest STI rates in the country, data from the Centers for Disease Control show. Mississippi has the third highest rate for gonorrhea, fifth highest rate for chlamydia and 12th highest for syphilis. More than 17,000 Mississippians reported having chlamydia in 2015, down from more than 21,000 in 2011. The state's syphilis rates, however, have almost tripled in the last three years, and the Mississippi Department of Health website shows that rates are rising quickest in young African American men.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report, 2015- CDC : This CDC report from the Division of STD Prevention, October 2016. This annual publication presents statistics and trends for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States through 2015. It is intended as a reference document for policy makers, program managers, health planners, researchers, and others who are concerned with the public health implications of these diseases.

Community Resources

  • AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) - ADAP  helps ensure that people living with HIV and AIDS who are uninsured and under-insured have access to medication.
  • My Brother's Keeper   - My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. (MBK) is a private, nonprofit, 501(c) (3) organization MBK’s mission is to reduce health disparities throughout the United States by enhancing the health and well-being of minority and marginalized populations through leadership in public and community health practices, collaboration and partnerships.
  • The AIDS Bear Project - The AIDS BEAR Project is a community based organization of concerned citizens affected and effected by HIV and AIDS. Our goal through HIV awareness, education and prevention is preventing new cases of HIV while helping empower HIV positive citizens.
  • Grace House - is a non-profit organization offering transitional and semi-permanent housing and support services for homeless men and women living with HIV/AIDS and women recovering from substance abuse. Many applicants who apply to Grace House have no resources, are homeless, and have limited or no contact with family members.
    AIDS Service Coalition (ASC)  - AIDS Service Coalition (ASC) – Is a not-for-profit organization whose mission to provide services and support to those persons living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • ACLU of Mississippi  - Provides the following services:  Advocacy, Civil Rights, Policy
  • Building Bridges - Services: HIV Prevention and improving the lives of those affected by HIV and AIDS
  • Open Arms HealthCare Center  - The Open Arms Health Center addresses the alarming rates of adult and childhood obesity, new HIV infections and AIDS cases in African American gay and bisexual men and heterosexual African American women, and other chronic and infectious diseases among populations in Mississippi. OAHCC is home to specialized/holistic care with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS and cardiovascular disease. Being located along the Jackson Health-Care Corridor allows for integrative services with quick referrals to other proximate healthcare providers.

Resources from the Press

  • New Treatment Could Cost State Millions – (2014) The Clarion-Ledger. Jimmie E. Gates. Mississippi could potentially pay millions to treat patients on Medicaid and those in prison with the new drug regimen for Hepatitis C, according to a recently released national study.
  • HIV Rate among Jackson gay, bisexual men highest in the US  - (2016) The Clarion-Ledger. Four out of 10 gay or bisexual men in Jackson Mississippi have HIV, according to a recent study released by Emory University. The rate is the highest in the nation.
  • America's Hidden Epidemic  - (2017) New York Times Magazine. The HIV crisis is most acute in Southern states, which hold 37 percent of the country’s population and as of 2014 accounted for 54 percent of all new H.I.V. diagnoses. The South is also home to 21 of the 25 metropolitan areas with the highest H.I.V. prevalence among gay and bisexual men. Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, the country’s poorest state, is best known for blues, barbecue and “The Help.” It also has the nation’s highest rate — 40 percent — of gay and bisexual men living with HIV. In Jackson, a small city of just over 170,000, half a dozen black gay or bisexual men receive the shock of a diagnosis every month, and more than 3,600 people, the majority of them black men, live with the virus.
  • Special-Report: HIV Infection and AIDS in Mississippi – (2017). Natay Holmes, Kristine Bellino. Treatment for HIV has improved greatly over the years, but Mississippi still has one of the highest rates of infection in the country.  And, despite advances in testing and treatment, the state also has one of the highest rates of AIDS, the deadly disease caused by the virus.
  • Jackson has 4th highest rate of HIV infection-in-nation – (2017). Morgan Wagner. The City of Jackson has the fourth highest rate of HIV infection in the nation. In 2008, the Center of Disease Control estimated nearly 2,000 people were living in Mississippi that didn't know they were HIV positive. Overall, it's estimated that 10,050 Mississippians have HIV and one in eight people do not know they have it.
  • Increases in Hepatitis C Virus Infection Related to Injection Drug Use – (2015). Jon E. Zibbell, PhD, et. Al. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

Resources from the AETC Capitol Region Telehealth Project

  • On-The-Go Power Podcast Series. Ongoing series that discusses topics of interest to clinicians in Washington, DC.
  • eRounds. Archived webinar segments that discuss case studies of patients that providers may encounter in practice in Washington, DC.
  • Knowledge Center. Access to over 500 online resources related to telehealth, HIV/AIDS, and cultural and linguistic competence.

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