Posts Tagged ‘sexually transmitted diseases’


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Syphilis on the rise in California women and babies

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Syphilis cases in California women more than doubled, and reports of the disease in newborns have more than tripled in the state over the last two years. [LA Times] The number of early reported cases of California women contracting the... (Continue reading)

SLO County releases ocular syphilis advisory

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County public health officials are asking medical professionals to look out for cases of ocular syphilis – a sexually transmitted disease that can cause blindness – after several clusters of the disease have been... (Continue reading)

Should porn stars wear condoms?

A bill that would require adult film actors to wear condoms during production is gaining traction in the California Legislature. [Greenfield Reporter] AB 1576 passed an Assembly committee by a 4-1 vote Tuesday. The bill would mandate condom usage in... (Continue reading)