Contagious Diseases |

Are IUDs contributing to the rise of STDs?

+mara/Flickr
| Experts are worried that they might be. They say as more women use IUDs, there should be more education about the importance of using condoms to prevent STDs.

Steady rise in CA's STD rates frustrates public health officials

|

The state Department of Public Health says more than 250,000 cases of STDs were reported in 2016, a 40 percent increase compared with five years ago.

Audio

San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak spurs LA, OC to act

|

The two counties are conducting aggressive vaccination and outreach programs to keep the highly contagious virus from spreading north.

Audio

Some parents may have found a loophole in California's vaccine law

|

The law eliminated vaccine exemptions based on personal beliefs. After it took effect, the number of kindergartners with a medical exemption increased threefold.

Audio

6 things you need to know about the mumps outbreak

|

Everything you need to know to protect yourself against mumps during the current outbreak in L.A. County and surrounding areas.

Audio

New test could slow growth of drug-resistant gonorrhea

|

A UCLA professor says the test can determine who can be treated with an older antiobiotic,which could slow the development of resistance against a heavily-used drug.

Audio

200 LA County private schools didn't report vaccination data

|

Nearly 30 percent of private institutions in L.A. County did not comply with a requirement to report. The state has few ways to compel compliance.

Audio

LA County seeks to narrow HIV disparities

|

Infection rates remain stubbornly high among African-Americans and American Indians. The Board of Supervisors wants to get smarter about how to narrow those gaps.

Audio