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    Deadly L.A.-area meningitis cases raise concerns in gay community

    Deadly L.A.-area meningitis cases raise concerns in gay community

    By Hailey Branson-Potts
    April 4, 2014, 5:59 a.m.


    As three people were confirmed dead this week after having contracted meningitis in Los Angeles County, at least one medical expert said there is a "pretty strong signal" that men who have sex with men are at increased risk for the rare bacterial infection.

    Robert Bolan, the medical director at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, said there is cause for concern in the gay community because the infection rate is higher in men who have sex with men and especially higher in those who are HIV-positive.

    Bolan said it is unclear why the disease seems to affect men who have sex with men at a higher rate, though the weakened immune systems of people who are HIV-positive might make them more susceptible.

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    Deadly L.A.-area meningitis cases raise concerns in gay community - latimes.com


 

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