How the Monkeypox Virus Triggers Concerns Regarding the Sexual Life

How the Monkeypox Virus Triggers Concerns Regarding the Sexual Life

The medical world is currently concerned about the rise of monkeypox cases in different parts of the world. There’s no telling why experts are worried, as the virus is able to pass from one person to another.

According to the BBC, doctors now believe that there’s a chance for monkeypox to hinder the access to services regarding sexual health. How is such a thing possible? Well, pretty easily, if you ask us.

Some medical staff needs to self-isolate

Since the monkeypox virus is able to pass from one person to another via close contact or by touching the same contaminated area, it’s obvious that it’s a good idea to self-isolate if you’ve somehow come in contact with another individual who’s infected with the virus. That’s what clinical staff needs to do as well, which also won’t exactly be a winning move for those in need of medical help from those clinics. Such measures have already been implemented.

If that doesn’t convince you, here’s another reason to be concerned: sexual health clinics in London are hindering people from accessing altogether.

Dr. Claire Dewsnap, who is a consultant in genitourinary medicine and also president of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, said as the BBC quotes:

It is already stretching the workforce and will have a massive impact if staff have to isolate if they are in close contact with someone who’s infected,

I am concerned about the potential impact on access to sexual health generally.

So far, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the existence of roughly 80 cases of infection with the monkeypox virus in various parts of the world.

Monkeypox can cause symptoms of fever, fatigue, muscle aches, chills, and more. In some relatively rare cases, it can even kill a person.




Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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