The number of confirmed cases of STDs in Palos Verdes is on the rise with 25 out of 100000 people living with Gonorrhea and 52.2 out of 100000 living with HIV in 2017.
HIV is the most commonly reported communicable disease and has shown a steady increase in the city over the past couple of years. There are now about 50 000 residents in the area who are receiving treatment for HIV.
Herpes is another STD that is becoming increasingly common in Palos Verdes with about 21 percent of sexually active women and 8 percent of sexually active men in the area currently affected in 2016.
In Los Angeles County 492 out of 100000 people are living with HIV in 2016. Health Officials in Palos Verdes are urging residents to get tested for STDs on a regular basis to protect themselves and their partners.
There are a number of private and public clinics offering STD testing options in the Palos Verde area including Doctors that offer private testing options.
UCLA Medical Center on the harbor is easy to get to with public transport and has plenty of parking space available. They offer a full range of STD testing at set times.
If you prefer to stay closer to the city center, try the South Bay Family Healthcare Center which is within walking distance of a number of bus routes and there are parking garages nearby for those driving.
The tests are done quickly, leaving you time to explore all that Palos Verde has to offer.
Some clinics in Palos Verde offer free STD testing but the results can take a long time to be available and others will know why you are in the clinic. The free STD testing may not be available to everyone as it often depends on your income level.