The University Library had a small measles outbreak. The LA County Department of Public Health quartined some students and staff who were exposed. To be cleared, students and staff had to show evidence of immunization to the virus.
The emergence and rapid spread of AIDS in the 1980s led to fears about procedures such as blood donation. Very little was known about the cause of the disease, which later was discovered to be a virus called HIV.
By the 1980s there was a growing awareness of the risk of sexually transmitted diseases such as the herpes virus. College campuses such as Cal State LA sought to shed light on the risks by spreading awareness.