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Monkeypox facts for people who are sexually active

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Monkeypox facts for people who are sexually active

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the spread of monkeypox in countries where the virus is typically not endemic. Some 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases have been reported as of May 21. The WHO noted that most cases, though not exclusively, have been identified among men who have sex with men. The reason for this is undetermined but it has led to concern that these communities could face stigma or discrimination similar to their experience with regard to the HIV/AIDS epidemic during the 1980s. At a press conference, the WHO made this statement: “This is not a gay disease as...

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