CDC Estimates 1.7 Million Gay & Bisexual Men Face Highest Risk From Monkeypox

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 1.7 million men who have sex with men face the biggest threat from monkeypox right now.CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters on a call Thursday that gay and bisexual men who are HIV positive or who are taking medicines, called PREP, to reduce their chance of contracting HIV face the greatest health risk from monkeypox.“That’s the population we have been most focused on in terms of vaccination,” Walensky said.The U.S. has secured 1.1 million doses of the two-dose vaccine Jynneos so far, according to the Health and Human Services Department.The federal government has delivered more than 600,000 doses of the vaccine since May, according to HHS.

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