About Project CHEE
The Community Health Center Association of Mississippi (CHCAMS) is implementing its Communities Helping to End the Epidemic (CHEE) Project. The goal of the CHEE project is to
- Reduce the number of new HIV infections,
- Increase the HIV Workforce,
- Increase HIV screening in non-clinical settings, and
- Increase education and access to comprehensive HIV primary care and PrEP Services.
Project CHEE is funded in part by a grant from Gilead Science.
Protecting yourself against HIV
MPOX Resources and Vaccine Information
People with MPOX get a rash that may be located on or near the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus (butthole) and could be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth.
- The rash will go through several stages, including scabs, before healing.
- The rash can initially look like pimples or blisters and may be painful or itchy.
Other symptoms of MPOX can include:
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Muscle aches and backache
- Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)
For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here.
MPOX vaccines are available to help prevent and slow the spread of the Mpox virus.
MPOX Vaccine Community Centers
Appointments for the monkeypox vaccination (1st and 2nd dose appointments) can be made at any of the nine designated county health department locations.
MSDH Call Center | 1-877-978-6453
Check out this new e-learning course from HEALTHHIV designed for rapid HIV testing staff working in nonclinical community-based settings such as health departments, community-based organizations, and other non-clinical HIV testing sites.
Community Health Workers
HIV prevention managers
HIV testing program administrators