Please note attached County health alert regarding invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) resulting from a cluster of IMD infections among MSM, some of who are HIV-positive.

The County’s Department of Public Health (DPH) is recommending that all HIV+ MSM and high-risk HIV- MSM get the appropriate vaccinations. Attached is information from DPH regarding current IMD infections, and locations of free vaccinations.

Please disseminate as widely as possible.


Dear Colleagues,


Please review the attached documents for information regarding a potential cluster of invasive meningococcal disease cases among MSM in LAC and new recommendations for vaccination for HIV+ MSM and HIV-negative MSM with risk factors.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.




Sonali P. Kulkarni, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Division of HIV and STD Programs
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
600 S. Commonwealth Ave 10th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
213-351-8264 (office)
213- 252-4506  (fax)



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