Since the outset of the global monkeypox outbreak in May, public health and infectious disease experts have told the public that the virus is largely transmitting through skin-to-skin contact, in particular during sex between men.
Now, however, an expanding cadre of experts has come to believe that sex between men itself — both anal as well as oral intercourse — is likely the main driver of global monkeypox transmission. The skin contact that comes with sex, these experts say, is probably much less of a risk factor. …
“A growing body of evidence supports that sexual transmission, particularly through seminal fluids, is occurring with the current MPX outbreak,” said Dr. Aniruddha Hazra, medical director of the University of Chicago Sexual Wellness Clinic, referring to monkeypox and to recent studies that found the virus in semen.
Consequently, scientists told NBC News that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health authorities should update their monkeypox communication strategies to more strongly emphasize the centrality of intercourse among gay and bisexual men, who comprise nearly all U.S. cases, to the virus’ spread. …
On Aug. 14, Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, an infectious disease physician at the University of Southern California, and Dr. Lao-Tzu Allan-Blitz, a resident physician in global health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, [wrote that] during the current outbreak, monkeypox is largely transmitting through anal and oral intercourse between men.
We were told, occasionally, by the more realistic advocates of the conventional wisdom, that, “Yeah, OK, blaming AIDS on Nancy Reagan or whatever was just cope. We admit, AIDS was due to Gay Liberation getting out of control in the 1970s. But now that’s over: gays learned their lessons. That’s why we have Gay Marriage now.”
But then along came PrEP medications for blocking infection by HIV, and now there’s AIDS 2: Monkeypox.
Before gayness become holywoke, sex researchers said that, historically, the spread of gay sex was limited to about 5% of males in any society — due to outbreaks of disease.
Biology defeats ideology, again.
The 40-year-old German patient went to his doctor after a red spot developed on his nose. It was then assumed to be a sunburn, and the man was sent home.
But within a few more days, the lesion on his nose began to turn black.
The man soon also found pus-filled sores all over his body, which were particularly severe around his penis and mouth, as reported in the medical journal Infection.
The unnamed man was then tested for monkeypox, and given antivirals to combat the virus. While at the hospital he was also tested for various sexually transmitted illnesses — for the first time, he told doctors — which revealed he also had undiagnosed syphilis and HIV.