Step aside AIDS, move over Covid, there’s a new plague in town: Monkeypox. This week the World Health Organization declared the spread of Monkeypox a global emergency.
Men who have sex with men are the highest risk right now, but that could change very quickly if our health care system doesnt get it under control. Even worse, if the press continues to position this as a sequel to AIDS, folks may hesistate to get help if they worry that people will think they are gay.
Today comedian Matt Brown, Ms Brown if ya nasty, joins us to take a look at the hilariously named but definitely no joke Monkeypox pandemic, and how for gay men who lived through the AIDS crisis, this feels like deja vu all over again.
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