What’s Going On with Monkeypox?

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Men wait in a long line on the street.
The line to receive a monkeypox vaccine stretches for multiple blocks, outside San Francisco General Hospital on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

A state of emergency over monkeypox has been declared in San Francisco and in the state of California. More than 5,800 cases have been confirmed nationwide so far.

Getting this virus can be a very painful experience. So far, a majority of confirmed cases are among queer men. And here in the Bay, people are trying to keep each other safe while also pushing back on stigma.

Guest: Carlos Cabrera-Lomeli, KQED community engagement reporter