Let’s Talk Pox
Infectious diseases are a part of life. But, knowing how to respond isn’t always easy. For many gay, bisexual, and queer men—including Two-Spirit, trans, and gender diverse people (2S/GBTQ+)— outbreaks of mpox, or monkeypox, have meant uncertainties: How can we protect ourselves and our communities? What steps should we take if we test positive? How can we respond to fear and stigma linked to mpox?
While anyone can get mpox, recent outbreaks are mostly impacting 2S/GBTQ+ people. The outcomes can sometimes be severe. The good news is our communities have tremendous experience rallying in response to infectious diseases and STIs. This site exists to share information about mpox—what we know, what we don’t, and how you can care for yourself and each other.
For more about mpox, head to mpox.ca
B.C.A.P works to create culturally relevant outreach, prevention and support services for people infected with, affected by, or at risk of contracting HIV.
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