Los Angeles County’s award-winning “I Know” STD home-testing program is being dramatically expanded to address the crisis of high rates of infection in young women of color in the 2nd Supervisorial District. STD refers to sexually transmitted diseases.

Community leaders will gather on Monday to promote the use of new digital tablets and technologically enhanced kiosks. The kiosks, to be located throughout the district, will allow free testing kits to be accessed immediately and results to be obtained online.

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, County Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, Dr. Jan King of the L.A. County area health office for West and South Los Angeles, and Crystal Crawford, CEO of the California Black Women’s Health Project, are among the community advocates that will be involved in the gathering to be held at 10 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Public Health at 11833 S. Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles.

For more information about the program, contact Jorge A. Montoya, the director of outreach and communications for the STD Program at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at (213) 744-5958.