Monkeypox and Gay and Bisexual Men

June 2022 | The Fenway Institute

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“While monkeypox is not a traditional sexually transmitted infection, it appears that it can be transmitted through prolonged physical contact, such as through sexual intimacy and even prolonged kissing (“making out”). Several individuals diagnosed with monkeypox engaged in sex with new partners, so they may have contracted monkeypox through sexual behavior. ”

This fact sheet discusses emerging data regarding Monkeypox including how it is spread, symptoms, self-protective measures, discussion of why a focus on gay, bisexual, and other MSM, and much more.