Nu har amerikanska motsvarigheten till Folkhälsomyndigheten, CDC, givit ut riktlinjer för att minska risken för att få apkoppor.
Eftersom Folkhälsomyndigheten ännu inte givit ut sina riktlinjer, kommer här CDC:s på engelska.
”Even if you feel well, here are some ways to reduce your chances of being exposed to monkeypox if you are sexually active:
* Take a temporary break from activities that increase exposure to monkeypox until you are two weeks after your second dose. This will greatly reduce your risk.
* Limit your number of sex partners to reduce your likelihood of exposure.
* Spaces like back rooms, saunas, sex clubs, or private and public sex parties, where intimate, often anonymous sexual contact with multiple partners occurs—are more likely to spread monkeypox.
* Condoms (latex or polyurethane) may protect your anus (butthole), mouth, penis, or vagina from exposure to monkeypox. However, condoms alone may not prevent all exposures to monkeypox since the rash can occur on other parts of the body.
* Gloves (latex, polyurethane, or nitrile) might also reduce the possibility of exposure if inserting fingers or hands into the vagina or the anus. The gloves must cover all exposed skin and be removed carefully to avoid touching the outer surface.
* Avoid kissing or exchanging spit since monkeypox can spread this way.
* Masturbate together at a distance without touching each other and without touching any rash.
* Have virtual sex with no in-person contact.
* Consider having sex with your clothes on or covering areas where rash is present, reducing as much skin-to-skin contact as possible. Leather or latex gear also provides a barrier to skin-to-skin contact; just be sure to change or clean clothes/gear between partners and after use.
* Be aware that monkeypox can also spread through respiratory secretions with close, face-to-face contact.
* Remember to wash your hands, fetish gear, sex toys, and any fabrics (bedding, towels, clothes) after having sex.”