La Puente is located in Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County has seen an up tick of sexually transmitted infections. As of 2016, there were 124 reported cases per 100,000 people living with gonorrhea and 21.4 cases of syphilis.
As of 2016, there were 234.6 people per 100,000 of the population living with HIV/AIDS. To put this in perspective, the population of Los Angeles County is 3.981 million and more than 50,000 people in the county have HIV/AIDS.
Gay and transgender communities, low income communities and African American communities are the most affected in Los Angeles County. Bisexual and gay men are becoming the new face of syphilis as they represent the majority of newly reported cases.
When testing is necessary, there are several options located in the La Puente area. One such option is La Puente Health Center on Central Avenue. East Valley Community Health Center located on North Orange Grove Avenue in Pomona. There is even an East Valley Community Health Center on West College Street in Covina as well as one on South Glendora in West Covina.
Although not all clinics offer free STD testing on a consistent basis, they may offer testing on a sliding scale dependent of income, family size, welfare eligibility, and need. While free or reduced testing prices help to reduce anxiety, your privacy is not guaranteed. You may also have to wait longer for your results than at a private clinic.