As part of the San Diego metropolitan area, Chula Vista would be expected to share that city’s STD problems. In fact, the STD rates for the Chula Vista zip codes are slightly lower than the surrounding areas within San Diego County.
In 2015, there were 11,322 people living with HIV or AIDS in San Diego County, with a prevalence rate of 410 per 100K people, just above California’s rate of 376. Health officials are worried about the people still out there who do not yet know they are infected, and who may be infecting others.
HIV can now be suppressed by PEP, and PrEP can decrease the chances of catching the virus from an HIV-positive sex or needle-sharing partner, but people on medication should not stop using protection, as other STIs can still be passed on (health professionals say this behavior is partially to blame for the resurgence of syphilis).
In 2017, San Diego County had 20,810 chlamydia cases, at a rate of 626.8 per 100K people. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 179.2 and 17.6.
Chula Vista has some STD-testing clinics, including a clinic that provides free STD testing for HIV only, and there are more options in San Diego. Planned Parenthood is located on Broadway, and they test for STIs and treat all except HIV. The fee is on a sliding scale based on your income.
AFC Urgent Care on Otay Lakes Rd tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, syphilis, herpes, and HPV.