Most of the cases have been reported within Los Angeles County and the Central Valley.
Southland doctors have been told to be on on the lookout for patients reporting unusual vision problems after clusters of syphilis that cause blindness have been reported on the West Coast.
AHF says the only way to continue to fight the disease is with condom use and routine STD testing. The AHF hopes humor in discussing the serious topic will lead to awareness.
A Superior Court judge ruled Friday that an adult film actress is able to seek a judgement against a male co-star she says gave her a STD.
Los Angeles County health officials have been asked to investigate a report by an adult film industry blogger that a “male porn performer” tested positive for syphilis and about 15 others may have also been exposed.
An adult film actor was sentenced to jail for knowingly exposing at least two co-stars to syphilis after testing positive for the disease days earlier, the District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.
Los Angeles County’s top health official says four more cases of syphilis have been found during their investigation of an outbreak among porn performers — and the discovery of more cases is likely.
A pornography trade group has called for a nationwide filming moratorium while performers are tested for syphilis and Los Angeles County public health officials investigate a possible outbreak of the sexually transmitted disease.
Health officials say hundreds of people may have been told they have syphilis when they don’t.