STDs

Electron micrograph of Treponema pallidum on cultures of cotton-tail rabbit epithelium cells (Sf1Ep). Treponema pallidum is the causative agent of syphilis. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

San Francisco Leads The Country In Rate Of Syphilis Infections

San Francisco, which already leads the country in a few areas, such as housing prices, number of restaurants, minimum wage and baseball, can now claim to be number one in another category.

02/06/2015

A selection of condoms at a drug store. (William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

SF Public Defender Worried Prostitutes Skip Condom Use Over Prosecution Fears

San Francisco’s Public Defender is raising concerns about condoms being used as evidence in prostitution cases and wonders if sex workers are practicing safe sex.

08/21/2012

HealthWatch: STDs On The Rise Among People Over 55

Among Americans 55 years and older, cases of sexually transmitted disease are on the rise. In fact, Medicare may soon add STD screenings as a covered benefit.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/20/2011

Spike In STD Cases Concerns SF Health Department

San Francisco health officials are urging people who are sexually active to get regular STD testing as there appears to be a rise in Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/21/2011