“A 30-year-old actor who divides his time between Los Angeles and New York was infected in the virulent monkeypox outbreak and took to social media and wrote a post on Buzzfeed about his experience with the illness.

Matt Ford, who is openly gay, wrote in a Buzzfeed commentary titled; “I Have Monkeypox — Here’s What It’s Like And What You Should Know,” detailing that he learned that he had been exposed to the illness on June 17. He went to a doctor three days later to be tested, and a few days afterwards, his positive test was confirmed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

“I also currently have monkeypox. Here’s what my experience has been like so far and why you should take it seriously. Trust me, you don’t want to have it,” Ford wrote…”

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