Registration now open for a monkeypox community listening session

The spread of monkeypox in the United States and across the globe has accelerated substantially in recent weeks, and our window for effectively managing this emerging epidemic is quickly shrinking.

Due to the current prevalence of monkeypox among men who have sex with men, it is essential that HIV service organizations have all the resources necessary to provide equitable and accessible monkeypox vaccinations, testing and treatment to those they serve.

Years of clinical research grant us the ability to end this outbreak with effective vaccines. However, we must pair this research with swift government action to mobilize.

That’s why we’re hosting a listening session for community-based organizations Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 3 p.m. EDT. 

We will discuss what role HIV organizations can play around monkeypox vaccinations, testing and messaging. We’ve long known the critical role that community-based organizations have in our work to stop HIV together. We must play that same role in our efforts to combat monkeypox.

Our speakers include:

  • Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Carl Baloney Jr., vice president and chief advocacy officer of AIDS United
  • Tyler TerMeer, chief executive officer of San Francisco AIDS Foundation
  • DeMarc Hickson, executive director of Us Helping Us

Head to to register now to join us.