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Risk for Meningitis Is Increased Among Men Who Have Sex With Men


Background: HIV has been recently recognized as a risk factor for meningococcal disease; however, the risk of meningococcal disease among men who have sex with men (MSM) is not well established. Objective: (1) To estimate the incidence of meningococcal disease among MSM in the United States, including a comparison of disease incidence among MSM with and without HIV infection, and (2) to further assess disease epidemiology via molecular characterization of clinical isolates of menin more...
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