Project CHEE

Project CHEE is funded in part by a grant from Gilead Science.

News – World Health Organization Renames Monkeypox to Mpox (Nov. 28, 2022)

HIV / AIDS Education Resources

Mpox Vaccines are available to help prevent and slow the spread of the Mpox virus.

Health Centers offering the monkeypox vaccination
 G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center – Call for appointments and location –  601-859-5213
Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative – Call for appointments and location – 601-545-8700

Self Scheduling through the Mississippi State Department of Health for the Mpox Vaccine Scheduler can be found here.

Appointments for the monkeypox vaccination can be made at any of the nine designated county health department locations. (1st and 2nd dose appointments).

Call MSDH Call Center – 1-877-978-6453

Mpox Educational Resources 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mpox symptoms

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:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Exhaustion
  • Muscle aches and backache
  • Headache
  • Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)

For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here.

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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
  1. Reduce the number of new HIV infections,
  2. Increase the HIV Workforce,
  3. Increase HIV screening in non-clinical settings, and
  4. Increase education and access to comprehensive HIV primary care and PrEP Services.
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