HIV Justice Coalition: Preparing for the Next Chapter – Chloe Owens

On October 26, the Missouri HIV Justice Coalition met for its final strategic planning meeting of the year. Just over half of the group was present in Kansas City and engaged in a full day of activities and conversations looking ahead to the next legislative session and beyond. The underlying theme of the day was...
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Bi-weekly call for the HIV Justice Coalition. Please email chloe@empowermissouri.org if you are interested in joining the coalition or the call.
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On September 5th, hundreds of people gathered for the 23rd Annual United States Conference on AIDS (USCA). Themed ‘Ending the Epidemics in Their Memory’, the conference featured four days of engaging content centered on the federal plan to end the HIV epidemic. People living with HIV, health departments and providers, community organizations, activists, and more...
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In our bi-weekly calls, the coalition discusses ways to change Missouri’s outdated HIV Criminalization statutes, and how to best support PLHIV in the state of Missouri. Add this event to your Google Calendar: Further Reading: Michael Johnson’s release from prison presents an opportunity for HIV education – by Molly Pearson After Michael Johnson’s Release, What...
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In our bi-weekly calls, the coalition discusses ways to change Missouri’s outdated HIV Criminalization statutes, and how to best support PLHIV in the state of Missouri.     Further Reading: Michael Johnson’s release from prison presents an opportunity for HIV education – by Molly Pearson After Michael Johnson’s Release, What Next for Missouri HIV Criminalization?...
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Michael Johnson was released from Booneville Correctional Center on Tuesday, July 9th, 25 years before his expected release date. “Leaving prison is such a great feeling,” he told a BuzzFeed News reporter. Mr. Johnson was accused and convicted of failing to disclose his positive HIV status with a number of his sexual partners, leading to...
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This priority reflects the best practice known as Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (or, MIPA, pronounced MEE-puh). MIPA was established in 1983 as part of the Denver Principles
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Bi-weekly call to discuss MO HIV Justice Coalition activities. This meeting will be happening via Zoom Meetings. Please email molly@empowermissouri.org to request the link to the meeting.
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Our HIV Coalition will be meeting to discuss priorities and plans moving forward. Lunch will be provided for all. Transportation support is available! The RSVP form includes space for folks residing outside of STL to indicate travel needs– for any needs not reflected, please contact me directly.
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