Monkeypox Telecon: AHF to come up with 6-point plan for LA County Health Department.

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AHF, the world’s largest AIDS service organization with treatment clinics or operations in 45 countries, will host a Zoom press conference call on THURSDAY, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET) to propose a plan for six-point action on monkeypox for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The plan arose out of the frustration of AHF and other health advocates at the LA County DPH’s lack of clear communication and action on the global monkeypox outbreak, which is approaching its two-month mark. next week that disproportionately affected gay men or men who have sex with men (MSM). The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that there are now more than 6,000 cases in 66 countries, in an outbreak that began with a few cases reported outside Africa from mid-May in Europe.

WHAT:

FOCUS ON MONKEYPOX PRESS TELECONFERENCE: AHF will propose a six-point monkeypox action plan to the LA County Department of Public Health, stepping up education, prevention and surveillance.

WHEN:

Thursday, July 14the 2022 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET)

WHO:

Michael Weinstein, President of the FAH

Stuart Burstin, MD, PhD FACP, FCPP, AHF Acting National Director of Infectious Diseases

Matt Ford, Actor/writer, West Hollywood resident and former monkeypox patient

Other speakers to be determined

HOW? ‘OR’ WHAT:

Join the Zoom Press conference call here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87957123024

Meeting ID: 879 5712 3024

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PRESS CONTACTS:

Ged Kenslea, AHF Dir. communications (323) 791-5526 cell [email protected]

Lawrence Hogan, Associate Director, Communications for AHF +1.310.940.0802 cell [email protected]

Monkeypox: AHF’s 6-point plan for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

  1. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is expected to hold public briefings twice a week outlining the number of new cases and where they are occurring.

  2. Warnings to the gay and bisexual male population should be issued online, in newspapers and in outdoor advertisements advising men to watch for symptoms; avoiding group sexual situations; Seek medical attention if you have symptoms suggestive of monkeypox and self-isolate if diagnosed.

  3. Require signs to be posted in commercial sex venues and through banners or other advertisements on hookup apps.

  4. Lobby the federal government to provide vaccines in an emergency.

  5. Regularly engage community partners to assist the Department of Public Health in the prevention, screening, vaccination and treatment of monkeypox.

  6. Engage universities to initiate studies to determine altered characteristics of monkeypox in the current pandemic.

The Los Angeles Blade will arrange a face-to-face meeting ‘Monkeypox Town Hall’ on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the West Hollywood City Council Chambers (625 N. San Vincente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069). For more information, please visit: www.losangelesblade.com/townhall

And as part of efforts to educate patients and clients of AHF’s own health care center as well as the general public who can request a free HIV or STD test at any of the 35 health centers be AHF of AHF’s Public Health Division in the United States, AHF has created the following AHF Monkeypox Fact Sheet: https://www.aidshealth.org?p=79853

AIDS Health Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS service organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 1.6 million people in 45 countries around the world in the United States, Africa, Latin America /Caribbean, Asia/Pacific and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.orgFind us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealthFollow us @aidshealthcare or subscribe to our AHF podcast”Overtime.”

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