WHO recommends gay and bisexual men limit sexual partners – monkeypox

  • WHO recommends gay and bisexual men limit sexual partners – monkeypox

    Posted by metta on July 29, 2022 at 11:46 am

    WHO recommends gay and bisexual men limit sexual partners to reduce the spread of monkeypox

    • Men who have sex with men are at the highest risk of infection right now from monkeypox, according to the WHO.
    • About 99% of cases are among men, and at least 95% of those patients are men who have sex with other men, according to WHO official Rosamund Lewis.
    • WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said men who have sex with men should consider limiting their sexual partners to lower their risk of infection and reduce the spread.
    • The WHO chief called on media, public health authorities and government to fight stigma and discrimination, which he said will only fuel the outbreak.


    metta replied 1 year, 6 months ago 6 Members · 11 Replies
  • 11 Replies
  • Sumpter

    July 29, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    It took multiple trips to the ER for him to be treated for monkeypox

    July 27, 2022

    FORTIER: Kwong thinks he likely contracted monkeypox from a guy he hooked up with during New York Pride. That man did test positive. Despite Kwong’s quick turnaround on the antiviral, he still hasn’t tested positive. Dr. Chin-Hong says health workers may not have rubbed hard enough to get live cells.


  • outdoorsguy

    July 29, 2022 at 1:26 pm
  • AlphaElement

    July 29, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    95% are gay -that’s indane.

  • Unknown Member

    July 29, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    This is the biggest PR disaster for gays since the early 1980’s AIDS era

  • metta

    July 30, 2022 at 12:31 am
  • outdoorsguy

    July 30, 2022 at 7:56 am


  • metta

    August 2, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    California declares a state of emergency over monkeypox outbreak, following New York and Illinois


  • metta

    August 4, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    US Declares Monkeypox Outbreak a National Health Emergency


  • metta

    August 17, 2022 at 1:39 am

    The transmission of monkeypox is more likely to occur during anal intercourse and oral sex than during non-traumatic contact with healthy keratinized skin.

    The first thing is to look at the most likely source of infection (i.e, where pathogen load is higher). A pathogen may be mainly transmitted from semen or blood (e.g., hepatitis, HIV, etc.) or from purulent lesions (e.g., syphilis, chancroid, herpes); MPXV mostly the latter.

    Second, virus entry into a new host is dependent on a defective skin barrier or wound. As a result, the virus cannot penetrate the stratum corneum of normal, healthy skin, but easily penetrates superficial abrasions in the mucosa resulting from mild trauma during sex.

    There are different levels of trauma and skin abrasions associated with different types of skin-to-skin contact, and in this regard, “sexual skin-to-skin contact” is more traumatic than other types of non-sexual skin-to-skin contact.

    Though I am not an expert on risk communication, monkeypox-prevention messaging should possibly indicate sexual contact as the current primary mode of transmission.

    However, it is good to remember that STIs such as syphilis or chancroid are commonly found in children (in the form of yaws or cutaneous chancroid) in the tropics where abrasions on the arms and legs are common. I would not rule bridging to new key populations in the future.


  • metta

    August 22, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    About half of men who have sex with men reduced sexual activity due to monkeypox: survey


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