!! OMG, man from US takes to TikTok to speak publicly, educate people about how he caught Monkeypox: ‘It’s here!’ !!

@jmatthiasford sry the sound was too appropriate #monkeypox #monkeypoxvirus #monkeypoxoutbreak #monkeypoxvaccine #CDC #WHO #greenscreen #fyp #fypシ ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey

Ford, who is gay, told Buzzfeed, “On Friday, June 17 … I received a call from a friend in LA who informed me that he had tested positive for monkeypox and that I might have been exposed the weekend prior via skin-to-skin contact. Sure enough, I checked myself for spots and noticed a couple of lesions in the underwear zone.”

In his video, Ford goes on to show the spots on his face, arms, hands and torso. He says he’s counted more than 25 lesions: “They’re really not cute.”

He says he has some in more sensitive areas, which tend to be more painful. Because of this, he had to get painkillers from his doctor to help him get to sleep. As well as the spots, he had a cough, fever, sore throat and other flu-like symptoms. His infection was confirmed when swab samples were sent to the the LA County Department of Public Health.

He said he was making a video because he’d earlier posted a tweet revealing he had the infection, which had gone viral. He wanted people to know what it was actually like to have the virus.

Thanks to Matt for helping get the word out – this is serious shit people. Find a way to get your smallpox vaccinations (2 doses) ASAP!

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3 Comments on "OMG, man from US takes to TikTok to speak publicly, educate people about how he caught Monkeypox: ‘It’s here!’"

  1. Amazing video, informative and real life, great to share in a positive way. Indeed, no stigma should be associated with any bacteria or virus, after all, you cant see them! Thank you.

  2. Anyone that’s partying it up at crammed tea dances every weekend or having anon hookups please see if the vaccine if available in your area.

  3. He should have been more careful. News about monkeypox has been around for awhile .

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