The year 2013 saw 485 persons newly diagnosed with HIV infection, and in 2017, the number reduced to 413 at a rate of 12.4 per 100,000 persons.
Persons living with diagnosed HIV infections in 2013 were 12,571 at a rate of 391.72. The number rose to 13,900 at a rate of 417.7 per 100,000 persons in 2017.
In 2013, Chlamydia infections in San Diego County were reported to be 16,114 at a rate of 502.3. Four years later, this figure spiked even higher to 20,810 at a rate of 626.8. The infections were highest in the female population at a rate of 773.4 per 100,000 persons.
Gonorrhea cases in 2013 were 2,871 at a rate of 89.5. These cases increased to 5, 951 at a rate of 179. High rates of infections were in the male population with 4,356 cases at a rate of 260.9 per 100,000 persons.
The following are some of the strategies adopted by the San Diego County Department of Health to address STD/HIV infections; focusing more at the high-risk individual patients, collaborating with school clinics, and community-based organizations to offer health education.
To access STD/HIV services you may visit some of the medical centers in Santee town like Kaiser Permanente Bostonia Medical Offices and Regina Mangine, MD.
Alvarado Hospital and Planned Parenthood – El Cajon Health Center are also other options you could consider.
You may not get free STD/HIV service in some for the medical centers. If you do, however, doctor consultation may not always be available and you might encounter very long queues.