The "Pride Season" begins and events will take place all over the world. Participants will be primarily lesbian, gay (MSM), bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. It is important to take protective measures against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including COVID-19
and other infections transmitted through close human-to-human contact, such as monkeypox
, HIV, gonorrhea, etc.
MSM are at increased risk of monkeypox infection in non-endemic countries such as Europe or the USA, etc. Safer sex
and abstinence from contact with infected persons are important.