In 2017, data from the County Health and Human Services Agency revealed that STD cases in San Diego County where Coronado is located were at their highest levels in the last two decades. Syphilis cases rose by 15.2 % from 981 cases recorded in 2016 to 1130 cases recorded in 2017.
Early Syphilis had a prevalence rate of 34.1 cases per 100000 residents which was a 14.4 % increase from 2016. Men were more affected than women with gay and bisexual men accounting for 85.5% of the cases.
Men of color aged between 25 and 34 also accounted for a huge number with 92.1 and 82.8 prevalence rate among African-American and Latino men respectively.
“We saw an increase in the rate of STDs in the state and nation last year, Coronado and San Diego was no exception” Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer
Sexually active people in Coronado are urged to take precautionary measures and get tested on a regular basis since most STDs don’t show any signs until late when complications develop.
There are numerous public and private places in Coronado where you can know your STD/HIV status. Some of the public clinics may offer free STD testing though inconsistent wait times and the fact that people might know why you are there make up some of the cons.
They include; Family Health Center of San Diego Logan Heights Family Health Center which is the largest HIV and Hepatitis treatment and prevention service provider in the region. You can also visit Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Incorporated First Avenue Family Planning Michelle Wagner Center and AIDS Healthcare Foundation San Diego Healthcare Center.