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SoCal meningococcal disease cases spike among gay men

The California Department of Public Health is reporting an increase in cases of invasive meningococcal disease in Southern California, particularly in Los Angeles and Orange counties. The cluster of cases in the last several months has disproportionately affected men who have sex with men and is prompting the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency to issue an advisory.

More HIV testing urged for gay men in Long Beach

With about one in five sexually active people nationally who studies say are HIV positive and don’t know it, Long Beach officials say more needs to be done to get people, especially gay men, tested.

Meningitis strain is killing gay men in NYC, officials say

The department issued a warning this month recommending the standard meningitis vaccination for a particular subset of the population: “men, regardless of H.I.V. status, who regularly have intimate contact with other men through a Web site, digital application or at a bar or party.”

Gay men, straight women: enduring bonds

Patrick Riley shares about the special bonds many gay men seem to have with straight women, but like any friendship, they are necessary but complicated.