Those residing in Riverside County, CA in 2017 had experienced an extremely large number of cases of those living with HIV/AIDS. There had been 9,017 people in the area living with HIV/AIDS, making up 6.7% of the counties population, a rate of 376.4 infections per 100,000 residents.
Of those living with HIV in 2017, 7,500 of Riverside County residents were receiving care for their HIV/AIDS, which is about 83.2% percent of those infected.
The previous year, there were 8,189 people in Riverside County, CA living with HIV/AIDS, at a rate of 346.9 diagnoses per 100,000. This made up 6.2% of the county’s population in 2016.
“STD rates high in Riverside County, CA, as 7,775 women in Riverside County, CA had Chlamydia in 2017 along with 3,393 males that year.”
Access to STD testing and other resources can be found near Hot Springs Desert, CA about 15 minutes away in Palm Springs. There is the DOCK Clinic that offers 25$ STD testing as per their website as well as PrEP education and treatment. It is located at 1695 North Sunrise Way.
There is also the Stonewall Medical Center in Cathedral City, CA, about a 20-minute drive from Desert Hot Springs. They offer STD testing and PrEp services as well according to their website. You can find them at suite 101,103 and 104, 68555 Ramon Road.
If free STD testing is available to you consider that you may only receive some services but not all you may require for your care. You may also consider that the wait times at theses clinics may not be very consistent.