Health reports indicate that the number of persons with HIV infections multiplied from 189 at a rate of 9.0 percent to 248 at a rate of 11.4 from 2013 to 2017 respectively. By the end of 2017, the number of HIV infections was estimated to be highest in people aged 50 to 54 years.
There was a proliferation of Syphilis infections in San Bernardino County from 340 infections at a rate of 16.2 in 2013 to 1,057 cases at a rate of 48.9 in 2017.
There has, however, been a consistent growth of Chlamydia infections over the past decades. Recent health reports indicate the up-swing of the infections from 11,110 at a rate of 531.1 per 100,000 persons in 2013 to an aggregate figure of 13,153 at a rate of 607.9 per 100,000 persons
Gonorrhea infections rates were moderately low in 2013 with 2,049 infections at a rate of 97. 9 noted in the reports. By 2017, the figure had reached 3,993 at a rate of 184.5.
To successfully reduce HIV/STD infections, the San Bernardino County Department of Health is relentlessly trying to confront the stigma faced by HIV/STD patients. This is mostly done by creating public awareness campaigns with the aim of integrating and accepting HIV patients in the community.
You may check your sexual health in some of the facilities such as Colton Urgent Care or Planned Parenthood-San Bernardino Health Center.
Furthermore, you may try some of the medical centers in Colton like Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and Dignity Health – Community Hospital of San Bernardino that are also just around the neighborhood.
Free STD/HIV services may be offered in a few hospitals. To qualify, you may have to pass some strict income eligibility tests and even pay for doctor consultation in some cases.