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Nearly 600 people have died this year, far above the fatality rate of last year’s global outbreak.
Mpox (formerly monkeypox) remains a health threat, and no treatment has been proven safe and effective.
People with repeat monkeypox infections and those who were vaccinated are less likely to develop severe symptoms.
Global study highlights the importance of prompt HIV treatment and viral suppression to prevent severe monkeypox.
The Jynneos monkeypox vaccine is highly effective, but two doses are needed for optimal protection.
Recent case clusters in Chicago and France include several people who were fully vaccinated.
Most people who died of monkeypox in the United States had advanced HIV with a CD4 count below 50.
More than a quarter of HIV-positive people with a CD4 count below 100 died from mpox complications.
“I worry for my patients,” says a researcher at the Chicago CORE center. The pause also affects trials for cancer, COVID and mpox.
GLAAD’s #FactsAndVax campaign on Instagram Reels enlists Black influencers to educate about mpox. [VIDEOS]
This is an improvement from 36% in 2020, notes this year’s State of HIV Stigma Report and survey from GLAAD.
Mpox cases have declined dramatically, but some communities may remain at risk.
Jeremiah Johnson will be the acting executive director, and Peter Staley will be the new board chair at PrEP4All.
Mpox will become a preferred term, replacing monkeypox, after a transition period of one year.
New international report describes the risk factors and outcomes of more than 130 women and nonbinary people.
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