About Us 

The Arkansas Department of Health, HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Section works to reduce and eventually eliminate illness and deaths due to HIV, AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases(STDs), and to assure that an up-to-date continuum of care services is available to all HIV-infected persons living in Arkansas.

The HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Section provides

  • Information on Hepatitis C, STDs, and HIV/AIDS for citizens, the media, policy makers, service providers, and healthcare workers
  • Resources for public health professionals and community-based organizations trained to assist in the prevention of STDs (including HIV/AIDS)
  • STD treatment guidelines for health care providers
  • Information about a variety of case management and care services available to persons living with HIV/AIDS - Ryan White Care Program
  • Statistics on STDs (including HIV/AIDS) in Arkansas
  • A collection of resources for public health prevention efforts directed toward reducing the number of cases of HIV/AIDS/STDs in Arkansas
  • Information for use in health policy planning, evaluation, and research
  • Presentations to special interest groups 
  • Arkansas Statistics

The mission of the HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Section of the Arkansas Department Health, in collaboration with community partners, is to prevent, treat and provide access to quality care, control and monitor the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases to protect the health of the public and all Arkansans. 

-- In pursuit of this mission we will work to:

Our Vision

  • Improve the public’s understanding of HIV and all Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
  • Eradicate stigma, discrimination and health disparities surrounding HIV and all Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
  • Strengthen systems of STD treatment and HIV care.
  • Advocate for public policy to alleviate the human and economic costs of HIV and all Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
HIV/AIDS4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 33
Little Rock, AR 72205