Mpox, AIDS and COVID-19 show the challenges of targeting public health messaging to specific groups without causing stigma

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During infectious disease outbreaks, clinicians and public health officials are tasked with providing accurate guidance for the public on how to stay safe and protect themselves and their loved ones. However, sensationalized media coverage can distort how the public perceives new emerging infections.