A severe and “horrific” form of mpox has been identified in immunosuppressed people living with HIV, which appears to be deadly in about 15% of cases.
Solid organ transplant recipients, and those with blood cancers, may also be at risk, although no cases have yet been detected in such individuals.
Scientists are calling on people at high risk of HIV to get tested for the virus, along with anyone who tests positive for mpox, which was formerly known as monkeypox.
Those who have suppressed immune systems suffer worse from infections. Oh Aye?
The other point to make is that while there are several forms of suppressed immune system it does appear to be only one of the subgroups that is actually getting this. Wonder if there’s some behavioural component to it, eh?