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Tools. Education. Resources. Iowa's Connection to Sexual Health.
Mpox (formerly referred to as "monkeypox") cases have been confirmed in almost 70 countries that have not historically reported mpox, including the United States.
Early data suggests that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men make up a high number of cases. However, anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has mpox is at risk.
The resources linked below provide information about mpox as well as strategies to reduce your likelihood of acquiring mpox.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a variety of information about mpox. These resources are updated as new information becomes available.
What should I do if I have symptoms?
If you have a new or unexplained rash, sores, or other symptoms:
See your healthcare provider. If you don't have a provider or you don't have health insurance, visit a public health clinic near you;
When you see a healthcare provider for possible mpox, remind them that the virus is circulating in the community; and
Avoid sex or being intimate with anyone until you have been seen by a healthcare provider.
If you or your partner have mpox:
Follow the treatment and prevention recommendation of your healthcare provider; and
Avoid sex or being intimate with anyone until all your sores have healed and you have a fresh layer of skin formed.