Monkeypox virus (MPXV) was identified in 1970 and is endemic in some Central and West African countries. In 2022, MPXV cases began to be identified in high income countries, particularly among gay and bisexual men (GBM). The RE:MPXV project aims to assess knowledge about and attitudes to MPXV, behavioural risk reduction strategies and willingness to be vaccinated among GBM in Australia. The first part of the project will be a national survey, assessing knowledge and concern about MPXV, changes to behaviour in response to MPXV, and willingness to be vaccinated. Subject to funding, the second part of the project will be a qualitative cohort study, investigating experiences of being diagnosed with MPXV, isolation and recovery, the experience of being a close contact, and the views of healthcare providers about the MPXV response.

Research Centre

Centre for Social Research in Health

Research Area

Chronic Health Conditions | HIV and Sexual Health

Australian Government Department of Health
NSW Ministry of Health

ACON
Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations
Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society
Kirketon Road Centre
National Association of People With HIV Australia
NSW Ministry of Health
Queen Mary University London
Sydney Sexual Health Centre
The Kirby Institute

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