Vista is faced with an STD epidemic, especially with gonorrhoea, chlamydia and infectious syphilis.
In San Diego County and California, chlamydia is the most commonly reported disease. The reported rate of syphilis and gonorrhoea have also been steadily increasing. From 2011 to 2016, the rate for HIV diagnosis was relatively stable. On average, there were 15,3 new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 per year.
Cases of chlamydia increased by 10% from 18,904 cases in 2016 to 20,801 cases in 2017, with the rate in women being 1,6 times higher than in men. Women between the ages of 20-24 have the highest infection rate.
There are plenty of private and public testing centers in and surrounding Vista, with public options like the Vista Community Clinic on 1000 Vale Terrace Drive and the Grapevine Clinic on 134 Grapevine Road. Note that these centers both provide HIV tests. Both of these clinics are easily accessible with public transport.
Other clinics include the Vista Isabella Health Center and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. These community clinics let you make an appointment and return your results as swiftly as possible. There are also several private doctors specialised in sexual health and STD testing.
In case you are worried about the costs involved, there may be some clinics that provide free STD testing to some people. This does not mean, however, that everybody will be eligible for the free testing. Additionally, the test may not be able to detect every sexually transmitted disease.