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State List 2009

*No longer a designated state as of 2009.

Mississippi

AIDS Rate per 100,000

12.5*

State Funds for HIV Early Intervention Services

State Expenditures
Required Base SFY 2008 Expenditures Maintenance
$93,443 $133,908
SAPT Expenditures
FY 2006 HIV Set-Aside FY 2009 Planned
$710,291 $712,911

FY 2009 SAPT Reports

Set-aside is used to provide HIV/AIDS risk assessments, pre/post test counseling, and testing referral services to individuals in substance abuse treatment.

HIV Early Intervention Services
Rapid Testing Funding Rapid Testing Regular HIV Testing Pre- and Post-Test Counseling Referral Services Risk Assessment HIV/AIDS Education Outreach
     

State Narrative Summary

In FY 2006 and 2008, the State conducted many activities to achieve its objective of providing HIV risk assessment, testing and referral to treatment (if needed) to individuals receiving substance abuse treatment services, including consumers entering residential treatment facilities.  To this end, the Department of Mental Health developed an HIV-risk assessment tool which was approved by the Department of Health. In addition, the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse added a new standard to its minimum standards for community mental health/mental retardation services, requiring that clients who receive any type of alcohol or drug treatment at a certified center be assessed for HIV risks and referred for testing. For FY 2009, the State was considering using set-aside funds to purchase rapid-test kits for HIV/AIDS program providers.  In 2010, The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse has collaborated with the MS Dept. of Health to train the Community Mental Health Centers ‘staff on the HIV Rapid Testing.  After training is provided to all pertinent individuals, the Dept. of Health is going to supply our Mental Health Centers with the kits to start testing individuals.

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FY 2006 (Compliance)

Objective: To provide HIV/AIDS risk assessment, testing, and referral to treatment (if needed) to individuals receiving substance abuse treatment services.

Activities: Consumers entering residential treatment programs continued to receive an HIV/AIDS risk assessment and pre/post-test counseling was provided to all clients who elected to receive HIV/AIDS testing. In order to assist the service providers and establish some uniformity to the assessment process, the DMH developed an HIV risk assessment which was approved by the Department of Health.

The Department of Health trained the therapists to provide the assessments and many of the DMH treatment facilities began to utilize the instrument. If a client proved to be "high risk" he/she was asked if they wanted an HIV antibody test. Those clients who volunteered to be tested were referred to an appropriate local health facility.

The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse added a new Standard to the Minimum Standards for Community Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services. This Standard required clients receiving any type alcohol and drug treatment services at programs certified by the DMH to be assessed for the risk of HIV/AIDS by the service providers and referred for testing, if determined to be high-risk. The HIV/AIDS risk assessment and subsequent follow-up testing, as needed, will be documented on a separate form also included in the client file. Most service providers have already expanded administration of the risk assessment into other types of substance abuse treatment and are utilizing the new documentation form developed by the DMH.

Additionally clients, as a requirement of the DMH Minimum Standards for Community Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services to be DMH certified, continued to receive educational information and materials concerning HIV/AIDS, TB, and STDs either in an individual or group session during the course of treatment. Client records were monitored routinely for documentation of these Activities.

FY 2008 (Progress)

Objective: To provide HIV/AIDS risk assessment, testing, and referral to treatment (if needed) to individuals receiving substance abuse treatment services.

Activities: Consumers entering residential treatment programs continue to receive an HIV/AIDS risk assessment and pre/post-test counseling is provided to all clients who elect to receive HIV/AIDS testing. In order to assist the service providers and establish some uniformity to the assessment process, the DMH developed an HIV risk assessment which was approved by the Department of Health.

The Department of Health trains the therapists to provide the assessments and the DMH treatment facilities are utilizing the instrument. If a client proves to be "high risk" he/she is asked if they want an HIV antibody test. Those clients who volunteer to be tested are referred to an appropriate local health facility.

The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse added a new Standard to the Minimum Standards for Community Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services. It requires clients receiving any type of alcohol and drug treatment services at programs certified by the DMH to be assessed for the risk of HIV/AIDS by the service providers and referred for testing, if determined to be high-risk. The HIV/AIDS risk assessment and subsequent follow-up testing, as needed, is documented on the DMH Educational/Assessment Form and included in the client file. Most service providers have expanded administration of the risk assessment into other types of substance abuse treatment and are utilizing the new documentation form developed by the DMH.

Additionally clients, as a requirement of the DMH Minimum Standards for Community Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services to be DMH certified,continue to receive educational information and materials concerning HIV/AIDS,TB, and STDs either in an individual or group session during the course of treatment. Client records are monitored routinely for documentation of these activities.

FY 2009 (Intended Use)

Objective: To provide HIV/AIDS early intervention services to individuals receiving substance abuse treatment.

Activities: Mississippi has already allocated set-aside funds to the alcohol and substance abuse programs. If we receive additional set-aside funds in the future, we will consider purchasing rapid test kits for HIV/AIDS program providers. An HIV/AIDS Risk Assessment will continue to be conducted on clients who receive any type of substance abuse treatment in programs certified by DMH. This is a requirement in the Minimum Standards for Community Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services. Also, clients will continue to receive educational information and materials regarding HIV/AIDS and BADA staff will continue to monitor these activities by reviewing documentation in the clients’ files.

Early Intervention Services

Although HIV risk assessments had been a routine part of residential treatment programs for several years, most were utilizing different assessments. Therefore, an assessment tool developed by the BADA and approved by the Department of Health was provided to all programs by the Department of Mental Health. The assessment is designed to assess an individual's risk for contracting HIV.

The Department of Health trained the therapists to provide the assessments. Each client entering residential alcohol and drug treatment services was given the HIV risk assessment and received educational information and materials concerning HIV/AIDS, TB, and STDs either in an individual or group session during the course of treatment. Client records were monitored routinely for documentation of these activities.

If a client proved to be “high risk” he/she was asked if they wanted an HIV antibody test. Those clients who volunteered to be tested were referred to an appropriate local health facility. The facility offered pre- and post- counseling in regards to the testing.

The $710,291 set aside for early HIV intervention services was distributed to the mental health centers using the formula for general outpatient services. Each program was reimbursed for every unit of service provided. All clients admitted to alcohol and drug treatment services are currently given the HIV risk assessment and educational information/materials.

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HIV Early Intervention Programs Receiving Funds

State map with provider locations indicated Region IV MH/MR Commission Region III Chemical Dependency Service Community Counseling Services Region 7/CART House Residential Recovery House Inc. Alcohol Services Center Inc.  Ark  Catholic Charities Inc. Harbor Houses of Jackson Inc., Mens Transitional Program Victory Manor Recovery Center Singing River Services Region 14 Metro Counseling Center Inc.  Warren/Yazoo Mental Health Service Vicksburg Center Region I Mental Health Center Alcohol and Drug Services Communicare 

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HIV Early Intervention Funds Reported by State Provider
Program Status Address Phone Funds
Status Key: [A] Active, [I] Inactive, [n/a] Not available, [P] Facility physically closed, [S] No substance abuse services provided, [U] Closed as duplicate of another facility.
Alcohol Services Center A 950 North West Street, Jackson, MS 39202 601-948-6220 $62,216
Ark  A 1801 North West Street, Jackson, MS 39202 601-355-0077 $10,000
Catholic Charities A 748 North President Street, Jackson, MS 39225 601-355-8634 $76,768
Communicare  A 152 Highway 7 South, Oxford, MS 38655 662-234-7521 $34,900
Community Counseling Services Region 7/CART House Residential A 970 Wood Street, West Point, MS 39773 662-494-4066 $9,000
Harbor Houses of Jackson, Men's Transitional Program A 5354 I-55 South Frontage Road East, Jackson, MS 39272 601-371-7335 $73,240
Metro Counseling Center n/a 911 Palmayra Street, Jackson, MS 39205 601-353-0502 $44,000
Recovery House A 770 Golding Road, Columbus, MS 39702 662-329-4333 $31,339
Region I Mental Health Center Alcohol and Drug Services A 1742 Cheryl Street, Health Services Building, Clarksdale, MS 38614 662-627-7267 $49,000
Region III Chemical Dependency Service  A 920 Boone Street, Tupelo, MS 38804 662-844-3531 $51,154
Region IV MH/MR Commission A 601 Foote Street, Corinth, MS 38834 662-844-3531 $14,400
Singing River Services Region 14 A 3407 Shamrock Court, Gautier, MS 39553 228-497-0690 $39,000
Victory Manor Recovery Center A 100 West Northside Drive, Clinton, MS 39060 601-924-9496 $26,328
Warren/Yazoo Mental Health Service Vicksburg Center A 3444 Wisconsin Avenue, Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-638-0031 $14,000

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*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Cases of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2006; HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, Volume 18. Table 14. Reported AIDS cases and annual rates (per 100,000 population), by area of residence, 2005, 2006, and cumulative—United States and dependent areas. The "Rate" is listed under the "2006" heading of the table at: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/2006report/pdf/table14.pdf (321k PDF)