Monkeypox is not an STI. Why calling it one is dangerous, adds stigma

Monkeypox is not an STI. Why calling it one is dangerous, adds stigma

Calling monkeypox a STI is inaccurate and can create other issues, experts say, like stigma. Experts suggest clear messaging around how monkeypox can spread to inform, not alarm. Sexually transmitted infections are nothing new. But has a new one surfaced? Not exactly. There are 6,326 cases and counting of monkeypox in the U.S. Most have been exposed to …

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