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Abstaining From Gay Sex Not ‘A Realistic Option’ for Monkeypox: Duke University Nursing Dean

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos recommended looking at monkeypox through a “health equity lens.”

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Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, the dean of the Duke University School of Nursing, argued that telling gay men to abstain from sex was not a “realistic option” for preventing monkeypox.

Guilamo-Ramos, who serves at the university in Durham, North Carolina, praised the Biden administration this week for treating the spread of monkeypox as a “national crisis,” but warned that the response from health organizations could be a lot better in a number of areas, including messaging.

The dean argued that healthcare providers should use “plain language that’s fact-based, medically accurate, and empathic,” and that there should be “no blame, no judgment” on those who caught the disease.

“We need guidance that is really practical,” Guilamo-Ramos continued. “You know, too often there’s this sort of dichotomy; it might go something like this: ‘Either have sex or don’t have sex.’ For some folks, the ‘not having sex’ becomes really associated with the idea that the only way you can prevent risk is by not having sex. Well, the truth is that for many people that’s just not going to be a realistic option.”

The refusal to recommend to gay men that they simply stop having anonymous sex to avoid monkeypox mirrors that of a number of LGBT organizations, including the Oakland LGBT Community Center, who specifically not tried to dissuade people from attending a gay sex festival in San Francisco.

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“You can tell people ‘do not do this,’ and I just think that here in this country, people have a problem with that,” Joe Hawkins, director of the group, said. The San Francisco Aids Foundation even encouraged people who had suspected lesions to still go out and have sex, and just cover them up.

Related: Monkeypox Spreads From French Gay Couple To Their Male Dog

Like the CDC and other groups, Guilamo-Ramos focused on reducing “risk” when having gay sex during the monkeypox epidemic. Some “practical guidance” he offered included asking sex partners whether they have a fever, sore throat, or if they are “having problems defecating” before engaging in sexual activities with them.

Most crucially, the monkeypox epidemic needed to be looked at through a “health equity lens,” he argued, claiming it was “economic and social environmental drivers” that led to 98% of monkeypox infections being found in gay men:

“Health equity considerations are what really fuel the epidemic, and they add a lot to the stigma. Imagine, if we fast forward, a country where the messaging is that this is a disease of only gay men, and in particular gay men of color, black MSM [men who have sex with men], or let’s imagine that it impacted also other MSM of color. That’s a very challenging message to roll out, and in many ways could be avoided if we think about it from a health equity lens.”

Valiant News reported on Monday that a dog who tested positive for monkeypox in France may be the first evidence of human-to-animal transmission of the disease. The owners of the dog, a gay couple aged 44 and 27, who are “non-exclusive partners,” reported “co-sleeping” with the animal, who suffered from anal and genital monkeypox sores.

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Jack Hadfield is the Associate Editor at Valiant News. An investigative reporter from the UK, and the director and presenter of "Destination Dover: Migrants in the Channel, his work has appeared in such sites as Breitbart and The Political Insider. You can follow him on Gab @JH, on Telegram @JackHadders, or see his other social media by visiting jackhadfield.co.uk.

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    chicklet55

    August 18, 2022 at 11:56 am

    I feel sorry for the dog, it wasn’t his fault that he got this disease from these homosexual men. I hope they didn’t give it to him in the same way they got it, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least. I hope the dog will recover and the men will repent.

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      JrNeymar

      August 18, 2022 at 7:27 pm

      Remembering the song “They Call It Puppy Love “.

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        Nancy Fielden

        August 21, 2022 at 5:28 pm

        𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 $𝟏𝟔𝟐/𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠. 𝐈 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐲𝐞𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 $𝟐𝟏 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐛𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐛, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐞, 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐲 ,

        𝐂𝐎𝐏𝐘 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐄—->>> 𝗪𝘄𝘄.𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗵𝟭.𝗖𝗼𝗺

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    Brahndan

    August 18, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Mom’s taking their kids to playgrounds during the covid silliness faced ARREST for doing so. So the risk of getting what was essentially a bad cold – and ignoring that children are very unlikely to catch covid at all – could result in arrest.
    But for gays and there degenerate desires there are no limits, no inconveniences? Why? Because they’re gay?
    Let’s use the covid Nazi mentality: anyone catching monkey pox thru gay contact are the LAST to be treated by the medical facilities.. Remember that one? Is it good for this “crisis” too?

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      Sandra Smith

      August 19, 2022 at 7:09 pm

      It’s absurd & inane to send infected people out to SPREAD a disease to others, just so their self- gratification isn’t interrupted! If you can’t care enough about others to abstain, how about caring enough about yourself? To be unwilling to do what it takes to protect yourself, when it’s as simple as abstaining from sex, is really the height (or depth?) of selfish stupidity. No one has ever died of abstinence from sex. But many have died from failing to do so!

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    UK Fred

    August 20, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    I was aged 26 and in a non-marital heterosexual relationship when I became a Christian. To comply with the demands of Scripture, I had to stop having sex outside marriage. I spent nigh on four years celibate until I married. I enjoyed sex. I wanted to have sex, but the greater and eternal good meant that I denied myself this fleeting pleasure for a time. I am no great hero. I have no super powers. But if I can abstain for a period, why can’t the homosexuals? Do they really need to have instant gratification even with the risk of monkeypox?

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