February 7, 2018 was National Black HIV Awareness Day. This year’s theme was “Stay the Course, the Fight is Not Over.” Our greatest fight yet is stressing the importance of individuals getting tested to know their HIV status. The Centers for Disease Control recommends individuals...

EDUCATION NOTES from our Campaign Director Jeremy Eisler Recently, MCJ was approached by the mother of a legally blind child.  The child’s doctor had told her he needed a vision evaluation, and would probably require special educational services.  When the Mom told the doctor she could not...

             The Equifax data breach that occurred earlier this month is said to have affected 143 million U.S. customers which is about 44% of the population. A data breach is an incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data has potentially been viewed, stolen or...

The stigma of HIV has robbed countless individuals the freedom to exercise their legal rights. Perhaps more devastating, the stigma surrounding HIV has prevented individuals living with HIV from knowing the legal protections afforded to them after experiencing discriminatory conduct.  In our great country, we...

Mississippi is one of many states in the country with laws that criminalize HIV.  Mississippi has the 9th highest HIV diagnosis rate in the United States, and the city of Jackson has the 4th highest rate of new HIV infections in the country. Criminalizing HIV perpetuates...