In 2016, 23 people in Berkeley were diagnosed with HIV, at a rate of 19 per 100K people (the California average rate is 12.9), and there were 503 people living with HIV or AIDS; 7 people died of it.
Health officials are concerned that a large percentage of people with HIV in California do not know that they have it, and they aim to get them tested and treated. Some organizations offer free STD testing to help achieve this goal.
As for bacterial STIs, in 2017 chlamydia was diagnosed at a rate of 742 per 100K people, and gonorrhea at 303.2. Syphilis had a rate of 27.3, but there were no cases of congenital syphilis.
Berkeley has many STD-testing clinics, so you’re sure to find a location suitable for you. The Berkeley Free Clinic, located on Durant Ave, provides STD testing, but you will need to call ahead of time for an appointment. The Ann Chandler Public Health Center, on University Ave, tests for all STIs for a low cost. And University Health Services offers tests for UC Berkeley students.