Your P.S.H.: Take Charge of Your Personal Sexual Health

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Tuesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health (M.S.D.H.) announced the launch of Your Personal Sexual Health (P.S.H.), the first app in the nation that not only promotes safer, sexual health, but also provides the tools for effective H.I.V./S.T.D. testing and prevention.

Your P.S.H. is free on both Apple and Android devices and includes the following features:

•Determine your risk level
•Find H.I.V./S.T.D. testing and treatment
•Get free condoms
•Send anonymous “get tested” messages
•A.I.D.S. hotline direct call
•Myths and facts about H.I.V./S.T.D.s
•Prevention tips and more

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“This app really gives Mississippi an edge on sexual health knowledge and action,” said M.S.D.H. 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 P.S.H., visit www.HealthyMS.com/apps, or follow the links below:

iPhone:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/your-psh/id924599275?mt=8

Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mwb.hiv

As of December 31st, 2013, there were an estimated 10,473 Mississippians living with H.I.V. According to the 2012 National H.I.V. Surveillance Report, Mississippi has the 10th highest rate of H.I.V. infection in the United States. In 2013, there were 556 new reports of H.I.V. infection in Mississippi.

H.I.V. is treatable, but early diagnosis is key. Effective H.I.V. treatments are available that reduce transmission and allow for a long, healthy life. Free, confidential testing for H.I.V. and other S.T.D.s is also available at any county health department.

For more information about H.I.V./S.T.D.s, visit the M.S.D.H. website at www.HealthyMS.com.

Follow M.S.D.H. by e-mail and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect.