Jackson-Hinds believes in informing our clients about all of the options available to them so they may choose the tools that suit them best and keep them happy and healthy. That’s why we are proud to unveil our new HIV Information and Prevention Services (HIPS) program.
Purpose: The HIPS program at Jackson-Hinds seeks to identify, educate and connect brilliant patients with the resources needed to take full control of their sexual and reproductive health.
Mission: The HIPS program aims to lower the annual rate of newly diagnosed HIV infections in the Jackson-Hinds service area, the state of Mississippi and ultimately globally through patient engagement, patient education and providing preventative medicine resources; particularly access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).
This program is designed to prevent the spread of HIV by offering PrEP. PrEP is a pill taken once a day to help keep an individual HIV-negative. It is highly effective when taken as prescribed. PrEP works for women, men, people of transgender, people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, youth, and people who inject drugs. Our skilled professionals are trained on how it works, the financial assistance programs available to pay for its cost, and the steps necessary to stay on PrEP.
Pre=before; Exposure=contact; and Prophylaxis=prevention. Our PrEP prevention toolkit is one of many interventions a person can use in order to prevent HIV infection.
HIV Information and Prevention Services (HIPS)
To learn more about HIPS or to make an appointment, call 601-709-5130
HIV Prevention Services at Jackson Hinds
HIV risk assessments.
Testing for HIV, kidney function, and STDs.
Treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
Medication adherence counseling.
HIV prevention advice.
Prescriptions of PrEP.
On-site pharmacist and social worker.
Follow-up care and monitoring.
Patient Education Materials from the CDC: These links compile downloadable patient education materials from the CDC with resources targeted to different patient demographics and available in multiple languages.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: US Public Health Service: Preexposure prophylaxis for the prevention of HIV infection in the United States—2021 Update: a clinical practice guideline.