What are the STI test options in Corona,CA?
Health officials in Riverside County are worried about the rise of STDs, especially syphilis. They say “hook-up apps” are contributing to the problem, since people who have sex with people they meet online often don’t know anything about these partners, and often cannot find them afterward.
Because of the availability of different types of birth control, people often forget that condoms are still essential to prevent STDs. It’s also essential for sexually active people to be tested regularly, even if they don’t think they’re infected.
In 2015, there were 4,758 people with HIV or AIDS living in Riverside County, with a prevalence rate of 248 per 100K people, under California’s rate of 376. In 2017, 11,167 people in Riverside County were diagnosed with chlamydia, at a rate of 467.3. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 140.6 and 10.8.
At least one nonprofit in Corona provides free STD testing to those who can prove they cannot pay (bring proof of your income). The Corona Community Health Center on Main St provides STI testing at a low cost that depends on your income. FPA Women’s Health provides STI testing at their Riverside location, and they also offer the HPV vaccine.