Should Monkeypox Be Considered an STD? Experts Debate
As the number of monkeypox cases keeps growing, a discussion has opened on whether it should be considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD) like herpes, gonorrhea, or HIV. Monkeypox is almost always spread through skin-to-skin contact and, in the West, many of the cases have occurred among men who have sex with men.
@kanupriya Monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease in the classic sense (by which it's spread in the semen or vaginal fluids), but it is spread by close physical contact with lesions