We are proud to offer testing and treatment services to combat the recent outbreak of the Monkeypox virus currently spreading across the United States.
The first step in receiving testing or treatment services is scheduling a Telemedicine visit with one of our providers. To be seen today, click the button below.
For a full breakdown of the costs associated with testing, please CLICK HERE.
Tecovirimat may be considered for treatment in people infected with monkeypox virus if they qualify based upon certain criteria.
People with monkeypox get a rash that may be located on or near the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus (butthole) and could be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth.
Other symptoms of monkeypox can include:
You may experience all or only a few symptoms
Monkeypox symptoms usually start within 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. If someone has flu-like symptoms, they will usually develop a rash 1-4 days later.
Monkeypox can be spread from the time symptoms start until the rash has healed, all scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of skin has formed. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks.
Monkeypox spreads in a few ways.
It’s also possible for people to get monkeypox from infected animals, either by being scratched or bitten by the animal or by preparing or eating meat or using products from an infected animal.
A person with monkeypox can spread it to others from the time symptoms start until the rash has fully healed and a fresh layer of skin has formed. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks.
Scientists are still researching:
Monkeypox prevention steps.
Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like monkeypox.
Avoid contact with objects and materials that a person with monkeypox has used.
Wash your hands often.
In Central and West Africa, avoid contact with animals that can spread monkeypox virus, usually rodents and primates. Also, avoid sick or dead animals, as well as bedding or other materials they have touched.
There are no treatments specifically for monkeypox virus infections. However, monkeypox and smallpox viruses are genetically similar, which means that antiviral drugs and vaccines developed to protect against smallpox may be used to prevent and treat monkeypox virus infections.
Antivirals, such as tecovirimat (TPOXX), may be recommended for people who are more likely to get severely ill, like patients with weakened immune systems.
If you have symptoms of monkeypox, you should talk with a StarMed healthcare provider through a Telemedicine visit, even if you don’t think you had contact with someone who has monkeypox.
Tecovirimat may be considered for treatment in people infected with monkeypox virus:
The first step in receiving testing or treatment services for monkeypox is scheduling a Telemedicine visit with one of our providers. To do this, click the button below.