Addressing mpox disparities among MSM in Los Angeles County

In the ongoing mpox (monkeypox) outbreak of 2022, California is the state with the highest number of cases and Los Angeles County (LAC) has the highest number of reported cases in the state. As of December 9, 2022, 2,245 confirmed mpox cases have been reported in LAC (LAC Department of
Public Health, 2022). Most were among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). People living with HIV (PLWH) have been disproportionately impacted, with over 40% of diagnosed mpox cases being among PLWH.


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