Health officials this week announced a cluster of cases of invasive meningococcal disease that sickened eight people in the LA area. Among those who fell ill, half were gay or bisexual, including the three who died. Two of the victims were HIV-positive.
LA County health officials say three of eight people who contracted bacterial meningitis this year have died — and all three had sex with other men.
A 19-year-old Huntington Beach woman lost all her limbs to bacterial meningitis earlier this year, but she won’t let that stop her from pursuing her dreams.