Gilead Sciences have partnered with a coalition of LGBTQ+ organisations to create a new public education campaign for the ongoing monkeypox outbreak.
Over the last few months, countries worldwide have been inundated with a growing number of monkeypox infections. Alongside the steady increase in cases, misinformation regarding the virus has begun to negatively impact the LGBTQ+ community.
Since the virus emergened in places like Europe, the UK and the US, false claims of monkeypox only affecting gay and bisexual men have run rampant on social media and conservative news outlets.
While data has shown higher levels of transmission between men who have sex with men, scientists have stressed that anyone could contract monkeypox due to it spreading through various forms of skin-to-skin contact.