Event Date

Sep 7


The USAID- and PEPFAR-supported EpiC project hosted a webinar in a series on topics related to HIV prevention, care, and treatment for key populations—sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, and people who inject drugs.

The recent surge in globally reported cases of monkeypox throughout countries where the disease is not endemic has caused the World Health Organization to declare the virus a public health emergency of international concern. Most reported cases have been identified through sexual health or other health services in primary or secondary health-care facilities, and have involved mainly, but not exclusively, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. There is an urgent need to identify and rapidly scale-up strategies to address monkeypox and integrate these strategies into HIV programs.

This webinar provides an update on USAID’s response to the global outbreak of monkeypox; reviews the clinical and epidemiological aspects of the virus; discusses effective social and behavioral change activities for monkeypox; shares current monkeypox surveillance activities; explores the concerns of key population members related to monkeypox and how to avoid stigmatizing communities most affected by the virus; and highlights implications for HIV programs.

Access the recording here. Individual presentations can be viewed below: