Get the Facts

See the 2019 Annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report from the LA County Department of Public Health

View the latest CDC STD Surveillance Report. 

Here are four important things to know about STDs:

1. Know the problem:

 2. Know the facts:

  • Not having sex is the only 100% sure way to avoid STDs.
  • If you’re having sex, you can lower your risk by reducing the number of people you have sex with, and by using a  condom every time you have sex.
  • Getting tested regularly is key––even if you’ve been treated before. You can get many STDs more than once

 3. Know your rights:

  • If you are age 12 or older, you DO NOT NEED ANYONE’S PERMISSION to get most sexual health services, like:
    • Birth Control and Condoms
    • STD & HIV testing and treatment
    • Pregnancy testing and care
    • Emergency contraception (“morning-after pill”)
    • Abortion

 4. Know where you can get FREE and LOW COST, confidential help

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