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Gay Men Meningitis

How to Make the Feds Protect Your Family From Meningitis

John Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
John Becker

One of the most glaring gaps in our defense against bacterial meningitis is the fact that current CDC vaccine recommendations leave infants and children, the group with the highest infection rate for invasive meningococcal disease, dangerously unprotected.

Meningitis Outbreak In Brooklyn Among Gay Men

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Phillip M. Miner

Living in New York City is great -- at least most of the time. Sometimes it's not. Now is one of those times. The city has announced that there is a meningitis outbreak among men who have sex with men in Brooklyn. Get vaccinated. Oh, and tell your friends to get vaccinated, too.

Meningitis? Yeah, There's A Vaccine For That

Carl Sandler | Posted 12.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

Two weeks ago my good friend Kyle died from invasive meningococcal disease, commonly known as meningitis. He was 32. Kyle died from a meningitis outbreak right here in New York City that is spread through intimate contact.

Meningitis Vaccine Recommendation: 'Is It Good For The Gays?' And Other Pressing Public Health Questions

Michael Broder | Posted 05.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Broder

How, if at all, should we reconcile the dictates of public health policy with the social, cultural and political concerns and sensitivities of specific populations? Another way of putting this is to ask whether the DOH recommendations are "good for the gays."