JACKSON, Miss. — Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the launch of Your Personal Sexual Health (PSH), the first app in the nation that not only promotes safer sexual health, but also provides the tools for effective HIV/STD testing and prevention.
Your PSH is free on both Apple and Android devices and includes the following features:
- Determine your HIV risk level
- Find HIV/STD testing and treatment
- Get free condoms
- Send anonymous “get tested” messages
- AIDS hotline direct call
- Myths and facts about HIV/STDs
- Prevention tips, and more
“This app really gives Mississippi an edge on sexual health knowledge and action,” said MSDH State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs. “It’s a convenient way to get the answers to the questions you’ve always had but maybe didn’t feel comfortable asking.”
To find the app, search the App Store for Your PSH, visit www.HealthyMS.com/apps, or follow the links below:
As of December 31, 2013, there were an estimated 10,473 Mississippians living with HIV. According to the 2012 National HIV Surveillance Report, Mississippi has the 10th highest rate of HIV infection in the United States. In 2013, there were 556 new reports of HIV infection in Mississippi.
HIV is treatable, but early diagnosis is key. Effective HIV treatments are available that reduce transmission and allow for a long, healthy life. Free, confidential testing for HIV and other STDs is also available at any county health department.
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