HIV and STD Testing and Treatment
In 2016, there were 20,112 cases of Chlamydia, 7,157 cases of Gonorrhea, and 326 cases of Syphilis in Mississippi. In fact, Mississippi has the highest rate of Gonorrhea in the United States and is third highest in chlamydia cases. One out of every 85 persons in Mississippi will contract HIV in their lifetime. Mississippi is #2 in the country for AIDS diagnosis, meaning that people are not getting tested for HIV until they have AIDs. Bolivar, Sunflower, and Washington counties all have higher rates of HIV than the state’s rate. Delta Health Center provides STD and HIV testing and has providers that are trained to provide and manage the care and treatment for people with HIV. Financial assistance is available for uninsured and underinsured patients.
Delta Health Center has a Ryan White Part B contract with the Mississippi State Department of Health and provides HIV Care and Treatment, Medical Case Management, Oral Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, and transportation assistance to people living with HIV. HIV medication is provided through the Ryan White ADAP program to individuals with no third party payor source. Financial assistance is available to individuals who have a third party payor source but need additional assistance paying for HIV medications.
Call our Searcy Clinic in Cleveland at 662-843-7373 or our Dr. H. Jack Geiger Medical Center in Mound Bayou at 662-741-8800 for an appointment.