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Unique ways to prevent STD infections in Los Angeles

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Tyshuanna Johnson get her blood drawn for HIV/AIDS and STD testing by Ernest Johnson of John Wesley Community Health Institute in one of their mobile unit during a health fair in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

In LA, the rates of gonorrhea cases among men have jumped by 50 percent over the past decade. The story is similar when it comes to cases of syphilis and chlamydia, too.

RELATED: Gonorrhea could soon be untreatable: CDC report

The diverse communities and languages spread throughout the area creates a challenge for health care workers hoping to prevent STDs.

Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, professor of infectious diseases at UCLA, explained what the city could be doing better, as well the unique programs that are tailored to specific communities.

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