Sexually Transmitted Diseases Incidence in Mississippi


The intended study seeks to analyze the incidence of various sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the state of Mississippi. The findings will be used to support the introduction of evidence-based measures to reduce infections.

Background

STDs are some of the common conditions that different health organizations need to take into consideration. In Mississippi, the incidence of various STDs remains extremely high, such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV/AIDs (“Young people,” n.d.). For instance, the 2015 State Health Profile revealed that the state was recording more new STDs cases in comparison with the other regions (Alexander et al., 2015). A detailed study would be essential to learn more about this problem.

Materials and Methods

The proposed research will rely on the use of documented information by different agencies in the state and across the country (“Mississippi,” n.d.). A qualitative design will be considered to complete the study.

Statistical Analysis

Due to the nature of this study, no statistical analysis will be required. Instead, the research will present condensed information about the current incidence of STDs.

Ethics Approval

The relevant agencies will be requested to provide the required permission to use the available data. Since no personal or confidential data is targeted, the idea of informed consent would be unnecessary (Mississippi State Department of Health, 2020). The consideration of legal and moral aspects will be essential to make the study acceptable.

Budget

The intended research is simple and it does not require increased costs or expenses. However, around 1000 US dollars will cater for stationeries, transport, and Internet.

Impact on Patients

The targeted findings are essential since they will encourage more people to get tested for STDs and seek the required medical support. The government of Mississippi will receive a copy of the report to consider the importance of launching a project to support more citizens (McCarthy et al., 2015). These approaches will make it possible for beneficiaries to deal with the current STDs predicament successfully.

References

Alexander, J., Rose, J., Dierker, L., Chan, P. A., MacCarthy, S., Simmons, D., Mena, L., & Nunn, A. (2015). It’s complicated: Sexual partner characteristic profiles and sexually transmitted infection rates within a predominantly African American population in Mississippi. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 42(5), 266-271. Web.

Mississippi State Department of Health. (2020). STD/HIV office. Web.

McCarthy, S., Mena, L., Chan, P. A., Rose, J., Simmons, D., Riggins, R., Hoffmann, M., Perez-Brumer, A., Chamberlain, N., & Nunn, A. (2015). Sexual network profiles and risk factors for STIs among African-American sexual minorities in Mississippi: A cross-sectional analysis. LGBT Health, 2(3), 276-281. Web.

Young people in Mississippi. (n.d.). 2020, Web.

Mississippi – State health profile. (n.d.) 2020, Web.