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Started by jmk - July 23, 2022, 1:27 p.m.

Does any one else think its strange that almost all the media have never said or downplays the fact  that monkeypox is spread by gay men. When you hear the stories you would think its the next virus like covid especially from W.H.O.  Also heard today two children got monkeypox  then when you dig deeper they got it from contact with gay men of course they left that out. Would be nice if they told the whole story ,but thats too much to except from todays media. For Gods sake we dont want to offend anyone with the truth.

Re: Monkeypox
By metmike - July 23, 2022, 3:38 p.m.
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Thanks jmk!

I hadn't been following it that close because so few people WERE being affected but thats obviously not the case anymore.

So, REALLY thanks!

Monkeypox and gay and bisexual men:
Fact sheet

Is monkeypox a gay disease?
No. Monkeypox appears to be spreading now among some
sexual and social networks of gay and bisexual men and
other men who have sex with men (MSM). However, there
is no such thing as a gay disease. Viruses and bacteria can
and do infect anyone regardless of sexual orientation. It is
also not a sexually transmitted infection. Instead, it is spread
through close contact, as previously described. Anyone can
get monkeypox, including heterosexual people, women,
transgender and nonbinary people, and others.

metmike: You can't get AIDS from close contact with somebody. You have to receive infected body fluids. With monkeypox, apparently anybody can get it just by being extremely very close to somebody else that has it. 

Of course it's 1,000 times more likely if you are receiving bodily fluids while having sex with an infected person, than it would be than to just hang out with somebody that has monkeypox and blisters on their body.

I don't see anything about this being fatal.

By metmike - July 23, 2022, 3:48 p.m.
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Monkeypox on the Rise: Experts Discuss the U.S. Response

  • There have been over 2,500 monkeypox cases reported in the U.S.
  • Many people report difficulty in getting tested and few vaccines are available.
  • Healthline asked three infectious disease experts how they think the response to monkeypox is going, and what the biggest hurdles to containing this disease are.