New York City’s Health Department says it’s investigating three cases of meningitis that have developed in HIV-positive gay men over the last two weeks.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Friday was investigating a cluster of meningitis cases among HIV-positive gay men.
A retired Plainfield police captain was on trial in July for having sex with women and not telling them he’s HIV positive, but was acquitted after prosecutors were barred from obtaining medical records.
“He looked at me and he said, ‘Are you HIV positive?’ and I said, ‘Yes, and it’s okay, there’s nothing to be afraid of, there’s medication now, we can live a normal life,’” Jefferey Villacampa said. “That was the end of that conversation and shortly after I was fired without notice.”
Officials said in the past month, at least one person has died and and another was hospitalized in critical condition from the outbreak.