San Bernardino has the eighth highest rate of HIV in California, with 4,161 people per 100,000 living with the disease and in 2016 217 new diagnosis made per 100,000. This makes Yucaipa a high risk area for HIV infection.
The Public Health Department of San Bernardino County urges residents to get both STD and HIV tests. Those already diagnosed with another STD are more likely to also have HIV.
Due to such high instances of HIV in California and local cities, Yucaipa is introducing a new mandate that free STD testing must now be offered to all people in Yucaipa that are aged 13 to 64. This age demographic has the highest instances of HIV in San Bernardino County.
The Public Health Department of San Bernardino County has also gone on record to urge residents not to avoid STD testing, particularly when they have potentially been exposed to HIV. Pre Exposure Prophylaxis medication can now lower the risk of HIV in those exposed to the disease in 90% of cases, providing the individual takes the medication in the allotted continues to uses condoms after. This means that HIV is now more often than not preventable, even after exposure, making prompt testing even more important.
There a numerous STD and HIV testing centers in the Yucaipa area including both public and private clinics. Local public clinics include Riverside County Family Care Centers (Banning Family Care Center) and Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Incorporated (Moreno Valley Center).