Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsVenereal Diseases
IN THE NEWS

Venereal Diseases

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A USC study of male patients at a Los Angeles clinic for people infected with the AIDS virus found that nearly half continued to have sex after their diagnosis, and more than half of those kept their infection secret from one or more sexual partners.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1988 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Medical Writer
Federal officials said Friday they intend to deploy up to 30 new public health workers to help fight the spread of syphilis in Los Angeles County, and they hope eventually to use the county as a national training ground for schooling venereal disease investigators. The new workers are to be dispatched this summer and would remain for several years under a plan proposed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1988 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Medical Writer
Syphilis in Los Angeles County is spreading dramatically, in some areas reaching levels that health officials say are unprecedented since the advent of penicillin 45 years ago. At the same time, the number of people being screened at the county's sexually transmitted disease clinics has dropped ominously over the last 20 months--in response, some health officials suspect, to the county's decision to raise money by charging a fee for screening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1988
Gonorrhea infections have dropped dramatically in Los Angeles County as a result of an aggressive treatment campaign, health officials said. But they are concerned about a difficult-to-treat gonorrhea strain that is increasing nationally. Cases of all strains of gonorrhea declined from 59,387 in 1985 to 52,604 in 1986. Last year, cases dropped to 38,248 and only 6,634 cases have been reported in the first quarter of this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1989
Patient characteristics for Los Angeles County AIDS cases: ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS Males Females Total Oct. Year Oct. Year Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1989 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Funding cuts for family planning clinics in California will lead to a dramatic increase in the number of AIDS cases and other sexually transmitted diseases, several health care experts told members of the Assembly Ways and Means subcommittee on health and welfare in Los Angeles on Thursday. "It is absolutely essential that we replace the funds if we are not to see a major epidemic of AIDS in the next decade," said Dr. Marcus Conant, one of the state's chief advisers in the fight against AIDS.
NEWS
July 4, 1987
If the floor the Boston Celtics play on is as bad as everyone seems to think, why doesn't the NBA tell them to either lay a new floor or play all of their games away? In the playoffs, an announcer said a player picked up a loose screw and threw it off the floor. Some floor! GEORGE H. ADAMS Santa Barbara
Los Angeles Times Articles
|