Valle Vista, CA, is a community in Riverside County dealing with a rising number of STD infections. All STIs are increasing in the area, including chlamydia. Between 2014 and 2018, the health department reported a change from 8,736 to 11,487 new cases. During the same time, gonorrhea infections went from 1,667 to 4,082.
Primary and secondary syphilis is another concern. In 2014, the country only had 188 new cases. Four years later, the county health department reported 303 infections.
Early non-primary and non-secondary infections are also going up. From 2014 to 2018, the area went from 142 to 352 cases. Congenital syphilis is increasing. During the same time, Riverside County’s count increased from 4 to 10 new infections.
County health officials in Riverside are growing concerned about the area’s rising STD rates. They’re asking all sexually active individuals to get regular STD testing and follow-up with care plans to help reduce the spread of these preventable infections.
Several locations offercomprehensive STD testing in Valle Vista. Many sites also provide treatment and follow-up care too.
Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo Hemet Medical and Dental Center on E. Florida Ave. in Hemet is one option. Another site is the Neighborhood Healthcare Hemet Office.
STD testing is also available in San Jacinto at the Borrego Health San Jacinto Health Center on N. State St.
Some clinics have free STD testing in Riverside County. These locations may only offer walk-in services with long waits and might have hidden fees for additional screenings or treatment.