Can’t call it monkeypox. However, now that we know that 98% of those who are getting that particular virus are men who have sex with men, we can call it homopox.
While anyone can get monkeypox, the current outbreak is overwhelmingly affecting sexually active gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. In fact, our recent study which looked at 528 monkeypox infections since the start of the outbreak found that 98% of these infections had occurred in this group.
So don’t have sex with other dudes. Got it. I guess I’m safe, then.