Monkey Pox MPXV Information Hub

Monkey Pox (MPXV) Information Hub

This page provides up to date and concise information on the impact of MPXV on AFAO’s members and communities.

Briefing Paper: Monkeypox and sex on premises venues

This paper outlines how sex-on-premises venues (SOPVs) may be the site of transmission for the monkeypox virus between gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM). The paper describes strategies to mitigate the risk of transmission including cleaning the facility and supporting contact tracing. The paper also notes other ways SOPVs can engage more broadly with the public health response to monkeypox.

Published: 21 October 2022

Briefing Paper: Monkeypox vaccination information

This paper outlines relevant information about the Monkeypox vaccine. It shows how there is a limited supply of these vaccinations available to the community, which has led to logistical and social challenges. This paper describes several strategies to address these challenges such as tailoring outreach to communities, delaying access to second doses and delivering the vaccination intradermally.

Published: 5 October 2022

Briefing Paper: Collection and dissemination of monkeypox surveillance data

This paper outlines AFAO and ASHM’s policy position on the collection and dissemination of monkeypox surveillance data. This paper notes that states and territories should issue monkeypox surveillance data relating to locally acquired cases as soon as possible as well as data relating to cases among returned travellers.

Published: 10 October 2022

Briefing Paper: State and territory servicing of monkeypox

This paper outlines the minimum services that governments should fund to enable AFAO’s member organisations to be effective in the response to monkeypox. The paper describes the core services that member organisations should be able to provide, which include running independent digital campaigns, community forums, sector forums, peer support and monitoring the media.

Published: 28 September 2022

Briefing Paper: Terminology when referring to monkeypox

This paper outlines the appropriate language to refer to monkeypox in external and internal documentation and engagements.

Published: 12 September 2022

Briefing Paper: Communication regarding sexual contact for the prevention of Monkeypox

This paper outlines AFAO and ASHM’s position that messages to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) about monkeypox should be provided by GBMSM and other members of the LGBTQI+ community. The paper suggests that government and healthcare stakeholders partner with LGBTIA+ health and HIV organisations to provide messages on risk reduction and to avoid stigmatising sexual behaviour.

Published: 8 September 2022


Featured Videos

AFAO Monkeypox Community Forum, 10 October 2022

AFAO Monkey Pox Virus (MPXV) Community Sector Forum – 7 June 2022

On 7 June 2022, AFAO hosted a forum for the HIV community workforce on Monkey Pox (MPXV). The forum’s panel included Associate Professor Edwina Wright (Alfred Health), Professor Allen Cheng (infectious diseases physician) and Matt Vaughan (A/Director HIV and Sexual Health Division – ACON Health), along with AFAO’s Deputy CEO Heath Paynter and CEO Adj. Professor Darryl O’Donnell.


Useful Resources

See the below websites for further information on Monkey Pox (MPXV):