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Why are mpox cases in the U.S. on the rise again?

Experts point to a lag in vaccination rates in addition to other looming new threats.

CDC Greenlights Regular Mpox Vaccination for Those Most at Risk

Organization advisers vote to recommend routine use of mpox vaccines in order to protect people in high-risk groups.

Mpox Cases Rise Again, and Grindr is Here to Help

The Pan American Health Organization and Grindr team up to tackle stigma and misinformation about the virus after a recent rise in cases.

What Is the Mpox Situation Below the Border?

While the U.S. celebrated the end of its monkeypox emergency, cases continued to rise in Latin America due to stigma and lack of resources. Here’s one man’s story of having mpox in Mexico.

Mpox is Almost Gone in the U.S., Leaving Lessons and Mysteries in its Wake

The U.S. public health emergency declaration for mpox (monkeypox) ends today. 

Rev. Steve Pieters is a Symbol of Hope for a New Generation

The famous activist reflects on the AIDS epidemic, the mpox outbreak, and his journey to faith. 

Mpox Outbreak's Emergency Status to Officially End in 2023

Due to low case numbers, the Biden administration will let the mpox emergency declaration expire in January.

Monkeypox Officially Renamed to Avoid Racial Stigma

The change comes on the heels of complaints about racist tropes and Western stigmatization.

Ask Dr. D: Why Isn't My Monkeypox Spot Going Away?

Biden's HIV & MPX czar, Demetre Daskalakis, explains what's normal post-vaccine and why certain folks should reconsider where to get the shot.

Monkeypox Claims First Two Victims in New York City

These are the first MPV-related deaths in the nation's largest city.

Scientists Worry Another 'Monkey Virus' Might Affect Humans in Near Future

Researchers are hoping to prevent an Ebola-like virus found in monkeys from transferring to humans.

This Gay Congressman Recorded Himself Getting a Monkeypox Vax

Rep. Mondaire Jones of New York said this was his second shot.

So is Monkeypox an STD or Isn't It?

The debate on whether to label MPV a "sexually transmitted disease" that affects mostly "gay and bi men" rages on. 

Monkeypox Cases are Slowing in the U.S. But it's Unclear if Trend Will Last

New research shows a decrease in the number of new daily MPV cases. But is it enough to stop the outbreak completely?

First U.S. Monkeypox-Related Death Reported in Texas

Officials say fatal cases are extremely rare and the Texas patient was "severely immunocompromised."

One-Time Hookups Account for Half of MPV (Monkeypox) Cases

The CDC says reducing the number of random hookups can greatly reduce one's risk of contracting MPV.

Monkeypox, COVID, and HIV All at Once: It Happened to This Man

Doctors are observing a person diagnosed with all three viruses within a very short window of time.

Monkeypox: Rare in Children, But K-12 Schools Are Playing It Safe

While almost all reported MPV cases have occurred in adults so far, elementary schools across the country are bracing for a bigger outbreak.

See How the Monkeypox Vaccine Rollout Went at Charlotte Pride

North Carolina health officials became the first to implement a new Health and Human Services pilot program to provide monkeypox vaccines to those at risk.