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Mpox / Monkeypox: What men who have sex with men should know.

From May 2022, there was an outbreak of Mpox ("monkeypox") mainly in sexual networks of men who have sex with men. Since autumn 2022, only a few cases have been reported in Germany. Infections are still possible, even when travelling.
Mpox fortunately usually heals on its own, but can have very unpleasant and painful symptoms. The best protection is vaccination. It is free of charge and also possible for people without an insurance card.
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Important info on Mpox ("monkeypox")

What men who have sex with men should know.

What men who have sex with men should know now.

Monkeypox transmission

The main transmission route for Mpox viruses ("monkeypox viruses") is considered to be close and prolonged skin-to-skin contact (e.g. during cuddling or sex), especially contact with the skin lesions (rash, blisters, pustules, sores, scabs). We have compiled all important information on the transmission of monkeypox here.

The vaccine against real smallpox also protects against diseases and severe courses of Mpox ("monkeypox"). It is intended for particularly vulnerable people - especially gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with changing partners.

Festivals, CSD, parties and sex: Questions & answers about "monkeypox"/Mpox

Mpox ("monkeypox") currently affects almost exclusively men who have sex with men (MSM) in Germany. Many people therefore also have questions about events such as festivals, CSDs and (sex) parties and how they can protect themselves from Mpox there. We provide answers to the most frequently asked questions here.