Las Vegas East Flamingo Center
Henderson is the second-largest city in Nevada and located in Clark County, the largest county in the state. Clark County had more cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, the three most reported STDs in the county, compared to any other county in Nevada in 2018.
With an increase of over 9% compared to 2017, Clark County accounted for about 78% of Nevada’s total number of chlamydia infections in 2018. The county ranked 14th nationwide for its number of chlamydia cases compared to all other counties and independent cities. Chlamydia diagnoses have traditionally been higher in women than men, with females making up nearly 63% of all cases in Clark County in 2018, while males contributed about 37%. The 20 to 24 age group had the most chlamydia diagnoses in Clark County, accounting for over 33% of the total cases.
Clark Country ranked 12th nationwide for its number of gonorrhea cases after seeing an increase of 19.5% in 2018 compared to 2017. The county was responsible for nearly 82% of Nevada’s recorded gonorrhea infections. Gonorrhea among men was higher than women in 2018, with more than 51% male cases versus about 30% female cases. Like chlamydia, young adults aged 20 to 24 had the highest incidence of infection in Clark County, with 24% of all diagnoses in this age group alone.
Primary and secondary syphilis are the first two stages of this STD and when it’s most contagious. Clark County was responsible for 81% of Nevada’s primary and secondary infections in 2018 and ranked eighth nationwide for its number of cases. Primary and secondary diagnoses were nearly five times higher in men than women. Early latent syphilis is the next stage when symptoms aren’t visible, but the STD still wreaks havoc inside the body if left untreated. Despite a drop of almost 1% in early latent cases in 2018, Clark County still accounted for more than 87% of Nevada’s early latent syphilis infections.
Cases among men were more than 7.5 times higher than those in women. The age group with the most syphilis diagnoses tends to be older than what’s seen in other STDs. The 45 to 54 age group represented about 20% of the total early latent syphilis infections in Clark County in 2018.
Undiagnosed STDs can cause severe harm to your body, especially the longer you go untreated, and you can still pass an STD on to your sexual partners even when you’re symptom-free. Protect yourself and others by getting tested for STDs at one of the many free or low-cost resources located in Henderson and nearby Clark County communities.
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 Henderson 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:
Henderson Family Health Center provides chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, herpes, and hepatitis B and C testing, and HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. It accepts most private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare and offers a sliding fee scale if you’re uninsured. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closes for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
98 East Lake Mead Parkway, #103
Henderson, NV 89015
702-868-0327 or 800-787-2568
Planned Parenthood’s Las Vegas East Flamingo Center offers HIV testing and gonorrhea, chlamydia, and genital warts testing and treatment by appointment or walk-in. It provides condoms for $0.60, three female condoms for $6, dental dams for $3, and individual HPV vaccines for $240. Services are provided in English and Spanish on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
3300 East Flamingo Road #25
Las Vegas, NV 89121
SNHD’s Sexual Health Clinic furnishes testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, hepatitis, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas. It also provides counseling, referrals, partner notification, PrEP, PEP, and free male and female condoms. Appointments are recommended, with limited walk-ins seen when staffing permits. Fees are based on your income and household size, but you won’t be denied service due to an inability to pay. Clinic hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
280 South Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89107
The Center supplies free HIV testing and low-cost syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or until it reaches capacity. Services are provided to all Nevada residents with proof of residency. The Center accepts most insurance and Medicaid and offers a sliding scale if you’re uninsured. Costs include $60 for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis; PrEP for $10; syphilis testing alone for $10; screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia alone for $50; and STD treatment for $50. Free condoms are available upon request.
401 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Huntridge provides low-cost chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C testing. Condoms and an at-home HIV self-testing kit are available free of charge. It accepts many commercial insurance providers, Medicaid, and non-HMO Medicare plans, and it offers a sliding scale if you’re uninsured. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a specialty clinic for new HIV/PrEP patients on Fridays with walk-in hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Huntridge offers same-day appointments if you’re seeking PEP.
1820 East Sahara Avenue, Suite 201
Las Vegas, NV 89104