The year 2013 saw 304 cases of persons newly diagnosed with HIV infections. This figure corresponded to an HIV diagnosis rate of 19.8 per 100,000 persons. In 2017, the number had slightly increased to 315 at a rate of 9.8.
In 2013, there were 528 Syphilis cases at a rate of 17 per 100,000 residents, and in 2017, the number had increased to 1,109 at a rate of 34.7. The highest rates were in the male population with 991 cases compared to 118 cases in the female population.
There were 1,452 Gonorrhoea cases in 2013 at a rate of 46.7, and in 2017, the number had hit a high of 3,574 at 111.7, with the highest cases of infections in the male population of 2,389 compared to 1,165 cases in the female population.
To reduce the number of STD/HIV infections, the Orange County Health Department has invested heavily in sexual education. Health staffs educate residents during community events and health fairs. They also teach about ways to prevent STD/HIV infection, the importance of testing, and how to access testing and treatment in high schools.
There are a number of medical centers in La Habra City where you may check your sexual health.
St Jude Medical Center and La Habra Convalescent Hospital are some of the hospitals open to the residents.
La Palma Intercommunity Hospital is also another option you could consider that’s just around the neighborhood.
Free STD/HIV testing is offered in some of the facilities but may inconvenience you due to inconsistency in hours of operation and availability of some services in some cases.