HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Persons with Monkeypox - Eight U.S. Jurisdictions, May 17-July 22, 2022

Monkeypox, HIV, STI Team

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Abstract

What is already known about this topic? In the current global monkeypox outbreak, HIV infection and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are highly prevalent among persons with monkeypox. What is added by this report? Among 1, 969 persons with monkeypox in eight U.S. jurisdictions, 38% had HIV infection, and 41% had an STI in the preceding year. Among persons with monkeypox, hospitalization was more common among persons with HIV infection than persons without HIV infection. What are the implications for public health practice? It is important to leverage systems for delivering HIV and STI care and prevention and prioritize persons with HIV infection and STIs for vaccination. Screening for HIV and other STIs and other preventive care should be considered for persons evaluated for monkeypox, with HIV care and HIV preexposure prophylaxis offered to eligible persons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1141-1147
Number of pages7
JournalMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Volume71
Issue number36
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Sep 2022
Externally publishedYes

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