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STD Rates are on the Rise in Los Angeles County 

STD rates are on the rise in Los Angeles County.  Many of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) such as genital herpes (hsv-2), chlamydia, HIV, and gonorrhea have been reported on the rise according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  After being on the downswing for many years, there has been a recent uptick in the reported incidents of infection for many of these STDs. Some experts have linked this rise to the popularity of new mobile dating apps and hook-up apps, and a more lax attitude towards casual sex.

With the prevalence of STDs out there, there are some very important things for people to know. First of all, did you know that there were both civil and criminal laws with regards to STD transmissions? For example, it is a crime to knowingly transmit/infect another person with an STD. There are criminal and civil penalties for doing so.

If your sexual partner knew (or should have reasonably known) that they were infected with an STD, they have the duty to inform you of their infection. Failure to do so, is where the violation occurs. Many people are fearful to bring forth this type of lawsuit, because they feel like no one will believe their story. However, it is important to know that the only way to stop a predator from continuing to infect and spread disease to unknowing victims, is to seek justice for this wrong doing. Some infections are untreatable, and are lifelong diseases such as HIV and herpes. It is important to seek justice if you have been wrongfully infected.

STD rates are on the rise in Los Angeles County and this results in responsibility for those who transmit an STD without advance warning.  If you believe you have been wrongfully transmitted an STD by your partner, please contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell for a confidential and free consultation to discuss your claims today.

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