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Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.
You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.
At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.
San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, where the most commonly reported STDs are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. According to California Department of Public Health (CDPH) data, the incidence of all three infections is climbing.
San Bernardino County’s chlamydia rate rose 22% from 2014 to 2018, and as of 2018, it had the 12th-highest chlamydia rate of California’s 58 counties. Neighboring Riverside County ranked 29th, according to the CDPH, while Kern County ranked fourth.
In 2018, just over 70% of chlamydia diagnoses in San Bernardino County were in women. The highest infection rates were recorded in 15- to 29-year-olds, who made up about 81% of all female cases. This is likely because younger women are targeted for screening. The CDC recommends annual chlamydia testing for women 25 years and younger.
San Bernardino County’s gonorrhea incidence was nearly 47% higher in 2018 compared to 2014. With this increase, the county ranked 17th in the state for gonorrhea infections, ahead of Riverside County, which ranked 22nd.
In 2018, men made up about 55% of gonorrhea diagnoses in San Bernardino County. This is somewhat unexpected — statewide, men outnumber women 2 to 1 for gonorrhea diagnoses — and may indicate undiagnosed infections among San Bernardino County’s male residents.
Over the five-year period ending in 2018, syphilis infections soared in San Bernardino County. Rates of primary and secondary syphilis rose 217%, according to CDPH data, and the county now has the 26th highest infection rate in California. Riverside County ranked 34th while neighboring Kern County took the number seven spot.
In 2018, the county saw a male infection rate about four times higher than the female rate. Statewide, most new cases were in men, as seen in the below chart. California recorded the highest infection rate in 20- to 34-year olds. However, about 20% of infections were in people 45 and older, so syphilis testing is important for Californians of all ages.
STDs are often called a “hidden epidemic” because these infections don’t always cause symptoms. People who don’t know they have an STD could spread the infection to their partners. In the long term, untreated infections may result in serious health complications, such as infertility and organ damage. If you’re sexually active, protect your health by getting tested regularly.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most critical public health challenges facing the United States, with approximately 26 million new STD infections occurring every year. Nearly half of these new infections affect young people ages 15 to 24.
Community-based organizations are a vital first line of defense in the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular. They generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
You may not be aware of all the STD resources available in San Bernadino the five years that can help prevent the spread of STDs. Get connected with these community organizations that are leading the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS with resources and support:
The local public health department offers STD services at its San Bernardino Health Center. You can visit this location for free HIV testing or low-cost screening for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis B. Regular clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. In addition, HIV specialty services are available Mondays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. To make an appointment, call the clinic.
606 East Mill Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Borrego Health is a nonprofit organization that operates dozens of medical centers throughout Southern California. At its D Street Medical Center in San Bernardino, you can get tested for STDs and HIV. Borrego Health offers a sliding fee scale for uninsured patients, and clinic staff can help you apply for Medi-Cal or Covered California. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays; call to request an appointment.
590 North D Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Planned Parenthood’s San Bernardino Health Center offers comprehensive STD services. You can visit this clinic for testing and treatment of gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, trichomoniasis, and other STDs. Rapid HIV testing is also available, and HIV-negative clients can take advantage of the clinic’s PrEP services. Planned Parenthood accepts most major insurance plans. Low-income clients who pay out of pocket may qualify for discounted or free services.
1873 South Commercenter Drive West
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Located about 10 miles away from San Bernardino, the Bloomington Community Health Center offers a variety of sexual and reproductive health care services. You can visit the health center for confidential STD and HIV testing. Other services include Pap tests, family planning counseling, and prenatal care. The nonprofit accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, and private health plans. Walk-ins are welcome, but clients are encouraged to make an appointment.
18601 Valley Boulevard
Bloomington, CA 92316
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global nonprofit that works to eliminate AIDS. It provides free HIV and STD testing at AHF Healthcare Centers across the country, including its clinic in nearby Riverside. San Bernardino residents can make an appointment or walk in to get screened for STDs. You can also take a rapid HIV test and learn your status in less than 20 minutes. AHF provides specialty medical care to HIV-positive clients regardless of their ability to pay.
4510 Brockton Avenue, Suite 350
Riverside, CA 92501
Located just 30 miles west of San Bernardino, this nonprofit health center offers comprehensive sexual health care services. You can access testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and other STDs. The Pomona Health Center offers both rapid and conventional HIV testing. Clients who test positive are connected with medical services, while HIV-negative clients can access PrEP treatment to reduce their risk of infection. Walk-ins are welcome. The clinic accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal, and Covered California.
1555 South Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91766