STD & HIV Testing/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.