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SFDPH Health Advisory: Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease involving Men who Have Sex With Men in Southern California; Recommendations for San Francisco

Due to higher risk of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) among HIV-infected persons, on 6/22/2016 the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) expanded its recommendation for immunization with quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY; Menactra ® or Menveo ® ) to include all HIV-positive persons age 2 months and above.

Webinar on Zika Virus: Implications for Family Planning

Zika virus is an emerging concern for the health of women who are pregnant or may become pregnant. The California Prevention Training Center and the California Department of Health Care Services are hosting an upcoming webinar with UCSF Family Planning Fellow, Dominika Seidman, MD, to discuss the unique role that providers play in keeping women healthy.