Articles Tagged With ‘sexually transmitted diseases’




Are SLO County youth overwhelmed with unhealthy choices?

San Luis Obispo County health officials are citing a statewide survey on marketing and the availability of tobacco, alcohol, condoms and certain foods as evidence county residents, and particularly youth, are overwhelmed with unhealthy choices... (Continue reading)

STD rates spike in California

Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis rates are rising nationwide, and they are increasing even faster in California. In 2015, California had more cases of the three STDs than any year since the state began keeping records... (Continue reading)

Porn studios employ California blackout to counter condom initiative

California porn connoisseurs are stumbling into digital barriers which could be impeding them from getting their daily fix. In response to a state ballot measure that calls for requiring adult film performers to wear condoms... (Continue reading)

Go to the Mid-State Fair, catch an STD?

Cases of sexually transmitted disease are on the rise in San Luis Obispo County, particularly the spread of chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to county health department. Officials also say there is a connection between an... (Continue reading)

Syphilis on the rise in California women and babies

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... (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... (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... (Continue reading)