Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Approves Motion To Improve HIV, STD Prevention Efforts
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to approve a motion to require officials at the county Department of Health Services and other county workers to improve efforts to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases among men who have sex with men at bathhouses and sex clubs, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports. The motion requires county health officials to:
- Review prevention efforts for HIV/AIDS and other STDs at bathhouses and sex clubs;
- Recommend improvements to the prevention efforts; and
- Recommend strategies to help the county to coordinate with cities to issue licenses and permits to bathhouses and sex clubs.
The motion requires county health officials to submit a report to the board within 90 days. The board approved the motion in response to recent studies that found higher rates of HIV and other STDs among patrons of bathhouses and sex clubs (AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 2/3). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.