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AIDS Groups Pleased By First Sit-Down With New Health Commissioner

AIDS Groups Pleased By First Sit-Down With New Health Commissioner

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Following their first meeting with New York City’s new health commissioner, AIDS groups say they are seeing a shift in the city’s willingness to talk to them and to invite their input. “In part, it was significant because it represented open doors between the [city health department] and the community,” said Sean […]

Conversant on AIDS, New Health Commissioner Not Known Among Advocates

Conversant on AIDS, New Health Commissioner Not Known Among Advocates

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | With his selection of Dr. Mary Bassett to head the city’s health department, Mayor Bill de Blasio chose someone who is unknown to AIDS groups, but is praised by non-profits that have worked with her before. “I don’t know her,” said Daniel Tietz, the executive director of ACRIA, an AIDS services and […]

In Meningitis Push, Billing Disputes, Failure to Reach Medicaid Clients

In Meningitis Push, Billing Disputes, Failure to Reach Medicaid Clients

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | As New York City’s health department struggled to respond to a meningitis outbreak among gay and bisexual men, the agency wanted to charge the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center for the cost of vaccine doses that it gave to the gay health clinic on behalf of the state health department. In a series […]

Meningitis Budget Line Zeroed Out for 2014

Meningitis Budget Line Zeroed Out for 2014

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Though it recently increased the population of gay and bisexual men who should get vaccinated for meningitis from 10,000 to between 30,000 and 100,000, New York City’s health department zeroed out its budget for responding to the meningitis outbreak for the next fiscal year. “The idea of cutting any resources that could […]

With Four New Meningitis Cases in Gay Men, Quinn, Farley Join Call for Vaccination

With Four New Meningitis Cases in Gay Men, Quinn, Farley Join Call for Vaccination

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Citing four new meningitis cases among gay and bisexual men in New York City since the start of 2013, the city’s health department is recommending that all men who “regularly have intimate contact with other men met through a website, digital application, or at a bar or party” get vaccinated for the […]

City Steps Up Meningitis Alert Amidst Callen-Lorde Criticism

City Steps Up Meningitis Alert Amidst Callen-Lorde Criticism

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Citing new meningitis cases among gay and bisexual men in addition to the 12 it reported on September 27, New York City’s health department expanded the target population for its meningitis vaccine campaign in a November 29 announcement. And the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, the Chelsea clinic that has vaccinated about 700 […]