This Week in MMWR - Vol. 71, September 9, 2022

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September 9, 2022


The figure is a graphic explaining higher than expected HIV and STI infections among people with monkeypox. The are three bar graphs representing HIV and STI occurrence among 2000 people with monkeypox. 38% had HIV, 41% had an STI in the past year, and 61% had either HIV or an STI. It reads, “It is important to prioritize people with HIV and STIs for monkeypox vaccination; offer HIV and STI screening for people evaluated for monkeypox.”

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Persons with Monkeypox — Eight U.S. Jurisdictions, May 17–July 22, 2022

Among 1,969 persons with monkeypox in eight U.S. jurisdictions, 38% had HIV infection, and 41% had an STI in the preceding year. Among people with monkeypox, hospitalization was more common among people with HIV infection than people without HIV infection.



The figure is a bar chart indicating age-adjusted suicide rates, by urbanization level and sex, during 2020 according to the National Vital Statistics System.

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The figure is a photo of yellow police tape in the foreground with a police car in the background with text about a free CE activity on changes in firearm homicide and suicide rates.

This figure is an image of a microphone on a dark background with sound waves and the text “MMWR Weekly Briefing,” representing the MMWR podcast.

MMWR Weekly Briefing Podcast: Week of August 15

The latest MMWR Weekly Briefing is live. This episode covers three reports, including reports highlighting paralytic polio in an unvaccinated person in New York, object and surface contamination in a household of people with monkeypox and more. Listen and subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.

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