Like many communities across the country, San Bernardino County has seen a steady increase in reported STD cases from 2015 to 2017.
The California Department of Public Health’s latest report shows that San Bernardino County had nearly 13,200 reported cases of chlamydia in 2017. The report also shows that there were almost 4,000 reported cases of gonorrhea, and more than 450 reported cases of syphilis.
Studies show that 60 percent of these reported cases involve teenagers and young adults ranging from 15 to 24 years old.
While many of these reported cases come from larger communities, such as San Bernardino, Fontana, and Ontario, smaller communities like Apple Valley, CA are not immune to this growing epidemic.
According to the 2016 California HIV Surveillance Report, more than 4,100 people in San Bernardino County are living with HIV.
There are several private physicians and medical centers in Apple Valley, CA that may offer STD testing. Many of these clinics are located along Bear Valley Road and Happy Trails Highway.
If you take I-15 further south, you will find additional health clinics in Victorville that might offer STD testing or HIV testing, such as the San Bernardino Department of Health, as well as several more in Hesperia, including the Hesperia Health Center and the Foothills AIDS Project.
Some of these centers might even offer free STD testing. While these tests may be free, it’s important to note that not all STD tests are comprehensive, and you may need to wait for results.