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US GAY MAN SHARES HIS MONKEYPOX DIAGNOSIS IN VIRAL TIKTOK VIDEO

A gay man in the US, who was diagnosed with monkeypox, has documented his experience in a viral TikTok video. His verdict: “This shit is absolutely no joke”.

Matt Ford, a creative who acts, writes, and sings, spends his time between Los Angeles and New York. Matt believes he might have contracted the virus in LA via skin-to-skin contact.

Since May, when the outbreak outside Africa was first confirmed in the UK, there have been over 3,200 confirmed cases of monkeypox across the world, including eight confirmed cases in Australia. The outbreak was first confirmed among gay men, though WHO and health authorities in multiple countries have emphasised that “monkeypox is not a gay disease”.

Health Authorities in the UK and the US have recommended monkeypox vaccines to some gay and bisexual men at higher risk of exposure.
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