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    Monkeypox

    We are learning more about Monkeypox, who it infects, and how it is spreads. Will it spread in Thailand? Will this change some guy's sexual practices?

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    Re: Monkeypox

    Quote Originally Posted by Josan View Post
    We are learning more about Monkeypox, who it infects, and how it is spreads. Will it spread in Thailand? Will this change some guy's sexual practices?
    Considering the number of gay travelers in Thailand and the high volume of action they have with locals, it's inevitable that monkeypox will soon spread to Thailand.
    I think it's impact though will be limited. As scary as the symptoms of that disease are, it's rarely life-threatening.

    I think in a first moment, when it starts getting media attention, there might be some hesitation from local guys to hookup with foreigners on apps. The sauna scene might also be curtailed. I don't think it will really affect the paid-sex market.
    With time though, as more foreigners get vaccinated and the vaccine will eventually be available in Thailand, it will just end up being accepted as another STD.

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    Re: Monkeypox

    The Pattaya City Expats Club had a comprehensive and interesting presentation about Monkey Pox from Professor Andy Barraclough. If interested, you can view the YouTube video of his presentation at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CZ4u5SpZMY


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    Quote Originally Posted by infoarmor View Post
    Considering the number of gay travelers in Thailand and the high volume of action they have with locals, it's inevitable that monkeypox will soon spread to Thailand.
    I think it's impact though will be limited. As scary as the symptoms of that disease are, it's rarely life-threatening.

    I think in a first moment, when it starts getting media attention, there might be some hesitation from local guys to hookup with foreigners on apps. The sauna scene might also be curtailed. I don't think it will really affect the paid-sex market.
    With time though, as more foreigners get vaccinated and the vaccine will eventually be available in Thailand, it will just end up being accepted as another STD.
    The trouble with with your answer , is that it's not an STD, in the proper sence . If you use a towel or lay in the same bed as some with it that's where you catch it from , it's body contact as opposed to body fluids

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    Quote Originally Posted by aot871 View Post
    The trouble with with your answer , is that it's not an STD, in the proper sence . If you use a towel or lay in the same bed as some with it that's where you catch it from , it's body contact as opposed to body fluids
    You're right that monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease in the classic sense in that it’s not spread through semen or only via sex, but behaves similarly to one by affecting individuals who have had close physical contact.
    I understand that it spreads through bodily fluids, that's why I said it will definitely impact gay saunas (which were one of the earliest hotspots in Europe) and hotels might even adopt a "no visitors" policy, but that's only if the outbreak is really big and the media makes a big case out of it. It doesn't seem to be the case so far in Thailand.

    What's not really fully understood is if monkeypox spreads asymptomatically, but the viral load is definitely higher when they symptoms appear.
    Who knows, maybe a practice of mutual skin examination before sex will start out of this

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    From today's (Friday) B.P.
    "Patient missing
    A search launched for a Nigerian man, a hospital outpatient, after lab tests confirm he has Thailand’s first detected case of monkeypox, and people in Phuket who had contact with him are also being tested.

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    ...a nigerian...assume he's like an original model as in pitch black...how difficult could it be to find him...not like he can blend in

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    Unbelievable that he could disappear like that...only in Thailand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmelba View Post
    Unbelievable that he could disappear like that...only in Thailand!
    Today's (Friday) update
    "Thai officials have now stated that Thailand's first monkeypox patient, a foreign man on overstay, is believed to have fled to Cambodia by swimming across a river in Sa Kaeo illegally."

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    Re: Monkeypox

    For those who are concerned, there is a vaccine. Not sure if it is accessible in Thailand or not however.

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