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March 12, 2013

Posted March 2013

Here is important information from the Office of the Medical Director (OMD) AIDS Institute:

  • NYS 2013 HEALTH ADVISORY UPDATE #1: EXPANDED OUTBREAK RESPONSE MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN

    UPDATED AS OF 3/21/13 - Please note expanded recommendations have been released from the NYSDOH in response to an outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease in NYC. To date, 22 men have become ill in this outbreak: 1 in 2010, 4 in 2011, 13 in 2012 and 4 in 2013. Seven men have died, including three of the last five. A 23rd individual from outside NYC, but who had spent significant time in its boroughs, also became ill but recovered. NYS is extending the vaccination recommendations to persons residing in the rest of the state who traveled to NYC and engaged in the described risk behaviors since September 1, 2012 and to anyone who wants to reduce their risk.

  • ACTHIV 2013, March 21-23, 2013, Denver, CO - ACTHIV is a state-of-the-science conference for frontline health care professionals, in scientific collaboration with multiple federal and independent agencies. The conference is designed for all frontline clinicians providing HIV care for various population groups. Register now here.
  • Registration Open - For the AIDS Institute’s “Health 2.0: Digital Technology in Clinical Care,” a one day conference on Friday, March 22, for health care providers that explores current and emerging digital technologies for clinical care, medical education, and research. CME credits are available.