September 10, 1999 |
Syphilis and gonorrhea have increased sharply among gay men in the Seattle area, suggesting that many are engaging in risky sex, the federal government said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said cases of syphilis among gay men in King County, which includes Seattle, increased from zero in 1996 to 46 during the first half of 1999. Gonorrhea went from 180 cases per 100,000 gay men in 1997 to 420 in 1999.
July 20, 2001 |
Condoms are usually effective against fighting the spread of HIV and gonorrhea, but there is not enough evidence to say for certain they protect against other sexually transmitted diseases, federal health officials conclude in a draft report. Answers to the remaining questions about condom effectiveness for preventing STD infections will require well-designed and ethically sound clinical studies, says the National Institutes of Health study to be released today.
February 22, 1987
Why does The Times insist on contributing to AIDS-related ignorance by splashing the phrase "AIDS Test" all over your headlines and throughout your stories ("Public Reaction Mixed to Prenuptial AIDS Test" by Beth Ann Krier, Feb. 4)? There is no test for AIDS. An "AIDS Test" would tell a person if he or she has AIDS, just like a test for hepatitis B or gonorrhea tells a person if he or she has hepatitis B or gonorrhea. There is only a test for antibodies to HIV, the virus many clinicians suspect is a causative agent for AIDS.
September 6, 1987
I am a specialist in public health and a district health officer in Los Angeles County for a district of more than half a million people, but I am writing as a private citizen. I think you did the public a great disservice by the sensational slant you gave to your article on condoms ("Condoms and AIDS: How Safe Is 'Safe'?" by Allan Parachini, Aug. 18). I find it hard to believe that a task force concluded that, "there are no clinical (human trial) data supporting the value of condoms" in preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
May 26, 1989 |
Most physicians would be willing occasionally to mislead insurers and patients' families--either to protect their patients' interests or even, in some instances, to protect themselves, according to a new study. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., found that more than half of the 211 doctors surveyed would deceive an insurance company to help out a patient, or would let a patient lie to his wife about his diagnosis of venereal disease. More than a third said they would provide incomplete or misleading information about a mistake that led to a patient's death--contending, in many cases, that the patient's family would only be further hurt by knowing of the mistake.
November 22, 2002 |
The first image of Charles Phoenix's "God Bless Americana: The Retro Holiday Slide Show" at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre is a young matron perfectly poised before her festooned tree, like Carol Merrill on "Let's Make a Deal." Between this, and the Goodyear Christmas compilation wafting from the speakers, the sense of baby-boomer nostalgia is acute before the show begins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2009 |
Despite porn industry assurances that an adult film actress' recent positive HIV test is the first since a 2004 outbreak shut down production for a month, Los Angeles County health officials said Thursday that at least 16 additional unpublicized cases of HIV have been confirmed in adult film performers. The newly released data bring the number of HIV cases in porn performers in the last five years to 22, including the case disclosed this week.
September 26, 1997 |
Reversing a decades-long decline, the incidence of gonorrhea among gay males has begun to rise sharply, a sign of spreading unsafe sexual practices that may presage a new explosion of AIDS cases, federal authorities said Thursday. The findings come as AIDS researchers are still flush with optimism from recent studies documenting falling rates of AIDS deaths and HIV infection in the United States.