Monday, June 6, 2022

Monkeypox Is Not a Big Worry

 5/23/22 Newsweek:

Amid news of the outbreak, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) warned against reinforcing "homophobic and racist stereotypes" since most—but not all—cases so far have occurred in men who have sex with men (MSM), according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

It appears that while you contract it non-sexually, it is not real likely:

Monkeypox is caused by a virus of the same name that can infect people by entering the body through broken skin, the respiratory tract, or mucous membranes like the eyes, nose, or mouth, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). People can also catch it through direct contact with bodily fluids or lesion material.

"Human-to-human monkeypox transmission is believed to be quite inefficient, thus it requires close contact," Roger Paredes, member of the World Health Organization (WHO HIV Drug Resistance Strategy Steering Committee and of the U.S. International Antiviral Society, told Newsweek. "The main routes of transmission between humans are airborne, through contact with skin or mucosal lesions, body fluids, but also with bedding. The secondary attack rate is usually 3 percent, but in close contacts can increase to 50 percent." 

If you are one of my MSM readers, I suspect that you are smart enough to avoid unsafe or promiscuous sex. 

1 comment:

  1. My teen and 20s proves that I'm not smart enough.

    But between what my wife would do to me, and how I look with clothes on, no one worth having sex with (other that my wife) would want to see me nekid.