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It just looks like a zit. But then it eventually developed.


let’s block mpox

Going Viral Isn’t Always Good 🦠

It’s not a good look when people choose not to do anything with the information they have. Obviously you’re not one to sleep on trending news. Mpox is a viral disease still living rent free in our communities—but we can block it and stop the spread. (Let’s leave going viral to influencers, eh?)

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It just looks like a zit. But then it eventually developed.


If you get the vaccine, it could probably help with the symptoms not being so bad. If you can get something that could help, or even help prevent it, why not go do it?

I felt like I just got punched in the nose for like three days straight



cases in the U.S. as of February 2023


of individuals diagnosed with mpox in the U.S. also have HIV


cases in the state of Nevada with 295 in Clark County

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Spilling The Tea About Mpox 🍵

What is Mpox?

Mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) is a rare viral disease that spreads through prolonged physical contact. Noticeable after 3 weeks of exposure, the first sign is usually a rash. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks, during which time you have to self-isolate.

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How Is It Spread?

Mpox is primarily spread through contact with infectious sores, scabs, or body fluids. It’s often contracted through intimate skin-to-skin contact (think sexual activity, kissing, massaging, and hugging). Though chances are lower, bedsheets and clothing that have been used by someone with mpox and not disinfected can also perpetuate the spread.

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Is Mpox Related to COVID-19?

Nope, the two are completely unrelated. Mpox is less contagious, spreads differently (via intimate contact for a long period of time versus through the air), and usually involves a rash as a main symptom.

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Who Can Get Mpox?

Anyone, especially someone who has prolonged contact with another who may have mpox. If you’re thinking: “omgomgomg”, don’t worry—there’s good news: Mpox is treatable and preventable.

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You Can Prevent It!

That’s right: You can block the pox. Since anyone can contract mpox, vaccines are readily available. Getting both doses of the vaccine lets you keep living your best life and keeps this virus from spreading. Talk about a win-win.

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Health is Wealth, Baby

We Love Good Hygiene 🧼

In 2023, we’re choosing good hygiene. Beyond filters for your showerheads, silk pillowcases, and gua sha routines, it’s important to get checked if you have a rash and practice safe sex. Because mpox is spread through skin-to-skin contact, you need to be sexy AND mindful.

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Is That Rash Eczema or Mpox?

TBH, You Should Just Get Tested 🧪

A painful or itchy rash that looks like blisters could be a bad reaction to your skincare routine… and it could be mpox. If you notice a rash—particularly one located on your hands, feet, chest, face, mouth, or near your genitals—contact your healthcare provider for testing.

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Prevention is What’s Trending

Get Vaccinated—It's Not For Nothing 💉

It seems like there’s a vaccine for everything these days. Wanna stick it to the man and not get the shot? We’re not gonna hold you: Getting vaccinated is quick, easy, and the only way to make sure you don’t get or spread mpox. You do you.

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What’s the Truth?

There’s a lot of information going around about mpox—and it’s hard to know who to trust. Facts straight from the CDC, this handout gives you the deets about the disease’s symptoms, treatment, and prevention.


Mpox Doesn’t Discriminate

If you aren't getting regular health-checkups, you may have a weakened immune system and not even know it. Get in the know and help spread the word that treatment and vaccines are both free.


Pass the Vibe & Health Check

After the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand it’s hard to self-isolate. Check out the CDC’s guide to take care of yourself while you stay home and recover from mpox.

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What’s Up in Nevada?

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services created a public dashboard, which tracks mpox cases and who’s been most impacted.

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No Gatekeeping Here

If you or someone you know has a rash, spread the word: Tecovirimat (TPOXX) is being used to treat mpox in adults and children. They can receive free treatment at a local healthcare provider.

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