By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) – The mpox virus — formerly known as monkeypox — often causes severe illness and death in those with advanced HIV infection that is not under control, researchers report.

What does that mean? All people diagnosed with mpox should also be tested for HIV, the investigators said.

The international collaboration of scientists also recommends that the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention add this strain of mpox to its list of severe infections considered particularly dangerous to people with advanced HIV disease.

“Currently, there is a list…


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