If you’ve ever been to San Diego you know that it’s basically a worse version of Los Angeles and the females have slightly lower standards. The Gas Lamp district is famous for being the breeding ground of one night stands and unfortunately for most of the guys that end up going on vacation to San Diego, it also happens to the STD capital of the western United States. If you’ve been to San Diego in the last few months (even if you didn’t sleep with anyone) you should probably get yourself tested just in case you contracted a disease through the air or while sitting on that toilet you were stuck on for way too long.
Hopefully you’re not, but if you do happen to be in San Diego then you should swing by any one of the number of clinics that they have to try to stem the rampant flow of sexually transmitted disease in the area. Planned Parenthood would be a good start as they have multiple locations throughout the city… if you’re in need of getting a hold of them go ahead and pick up your phone and dial 888 743 7526 or stop by one of their three main health centers around the county.
You may be wondering what the percentage of diseases looks like in San Diego and what each disease might mean for you if you contract so I’ll try to lay them out for you as simply as possible.
Herpes: Herpes is one of the most common viral infections on the planet and is estimated to infect one in every 5 adults by the time they reach the age of 32 (given that they are sexually active). The spread of herpes has been due to many factors but the number one factor is due to the fact that sexually active adults do not get tested enough for diseases. You should be getting tested after you sleep with a new partner even if you use a condom because herpes and many other diseases can still travel from host to victim despite there being a condom used. Herpes can affect your mouth, your private parts or genitals and also your anal cavity. It would be incredibly painful to get herpes in your anal cavity so whatever you do, properly protect yourself when sleeping with new people. If you’re still in San Diego and need to find San Diego STD testing centers click here.
AIDS: The AIDS virus is the most deadly infection that can result from sexual activity. It begins as HIV or the human immunodeficiency virus and then becomes AIDS. The AIDS virus renders the white blood cells (the ones that fight off infection) completely useless. A common misconception is that the AIDS virus itself is responsible for killing those who have it but the unfortunate truth is that they end up dying from a common cold or some other infection that their body has no way to fend off. See more here: http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/