New Monkeypox Resources Can Help HIV Stakeholders Get the Word Out
While monkeypox can be acquired by anyone, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, a recent CDC report shows that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and racial and ethnic minority groups are currently disproportionately affected in the U.S. Further, 41% of cases are among people with HIV. That’s why it’s important for HIV service organizations; state, tribal, territorial, and local governments; health care providers; and other key stakeholders to share information on prevention, testing, and treatment while addressing equity, minimizing stigma, and maintaining vigilance for transmission in other populations.
Here are some recent resources that may assist you in getting the word out to people with and at risk for HIV:
- AIDS United Monkeypox Community Listening SessionExit Disclaimer—AIDS United hosted a listening session on August 2 for community-based organizations to discuss what role HIV organizations can play around monkeypox vaccinations, testing, and messaging. The session featured Dr. Daskalakis and other federal and community-based leaders.
- CDC Monkeypox and HIV FAQs—CDC offers the latest information on how monkeypox affects those with and at risk for HIV.
- CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call: Interim Clinical Consideration for Monkeypox Vaccination—On August 11, CDC and FDA speakers discussed the newly-released Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of JYNNEOS and ACAM2000 Vaccines During the 2022 U.S. Monkeypox Outbreak. They also provided training on how to administer the vaccines using the interim clinical considerations.
- CDC Fact Sheet—Monkeypox Information for Teens and Young Adults—This consumer resource providers user-friendly information on monkeypox symptoms, spread, prevention and treatment for teens and young adults.
- CDC Fact Sheet—Learn about Monkeypox and Safer Sex—This consumer resource provides tips and strategies for reducing the risk of monkeypox during sex. (Available in English and Spanish.)
Be sure to follow HIV.gov’s Monkeypox and HIV page for the latest information and federal resources.