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.

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

Protecting yourself against HIV

MPOX Resources and Vaccine Information

About MPOX

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.

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

MPOX Vaccine Community Centers

Call for appointments and location


Call for appointments and location


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

Additional Resources

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.

This includes:

  • HIV testers

  • Outreach workers

  • Community Health Workers

  • HIV prevention managers

  • HIV testing program administrators


Learn more here. Register for the course here.

If you don’t have a TRAIN account, visit this link to set up an account to access the course: Learner Instructions for HIV Capacity Building Assistance Learning Group on CDC TRAIN.

Contact Marissa Tonelli, Director of Health Systems Capacity Building, at Marissa@HealthHIV.org

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