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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.
In 2017, there were roughly 16,260 reported chlamydial infections in Nevada for an overall rate of 544.7 cases per 100,000 residents. About 75% of all cases in the state were reported in Clark County, where the rate was 543.2, a 3.6% increase from 2016. The rate of reported chlamydia among women was nearly double that among men. Over 96% of cases in women were among those aged 15-44 years, compared to 93% of reported cases among men in the same age bracket.
From 2016 to 2017, the rate of reported gonorrhea in Nevada increased by 26% and in Clark County by about 23%. Once again, Clark County led the state in reported cases, with the county accounting for over 80% of all reported cases in Nevada. In 2017, as in previous years, the rates of reported gonorrhea were highest among adolescents and young adults, with nearly 90% of cases diagnosed in people aged 15-44 years. This infection is most prevalent in females ages 20-24 and in males ages 25-29.
In 2017, there were a total of 587 cases of primary and secondary syphilis in Nevada for a rate of 19.7 cases per 100,000 Nevadans. Over 88% of these cases occurred in Clark County, where there were 519 reported cases for a rate of 23.7. This is a 218% increase over the number of cases reported in 2013. Males are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with syphilis than females; of the cases reported in Clark County in 2017, 464 were diagnosed in males and 55 in females.
Not all STDs have symptoms; for example, most women who have chlamydia don’t experience symptoms. And this is also true for half of women and one in 10 men with gonorrhea. Many STDs can lie dormant for months or even years. However, whether STDs are symptomatic or not, they can cause serious long-term problems like infertility, infections in other organs, cirrhosis, certain types of cancer, and even early death. For Las Vegas residents who are sexually active, regular, reliable screening is an essential part of routine health care.
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 Las Vegas 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:
AIDS Healthcare Foundation is a global non-profit organization that provides a full range of STD prevention, testing, and treatment services. AHF’s Las Vegas location provides confidential, affordable STD screening and cryotherapy treatments. This is a walk-in clinic, and clients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. In most cases, testing takes about 30 minutes, and results are available within a few days or a few weeks, depending on the type of test. Clients with positive results are contacted by phone. The clinic is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
3201 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite #218
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Huntridge Family Clinic provides a full range of affordable in-office testing services, including blood glucose checks; pregnancy tests; employment, school, and sports physicals; and EKGs. This clinic accepts walk-ins on a limited basis for STDs, and same-day appointments are available for those seeking PEP after exposure to HIV. Clients seeking health care for other types of treatment must make an appointment. Fees for service are based on whether the client is a new patient, an established patient or receiving in-office testing for work- or academic-related purposes. The clinic is open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1830 E Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104
e7 Health provides discreet, low-cost STD testing services. At the appointment, a professional staff member discusses testing options with the client. All tests are conducted through throat swabs or simple blood or urine tests; no physical exam is necessary. The clinic offers testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, trichomonas, HIV, and hepatitis B and C. Early detection tests are available for syphilis and HIV, and board-certified doctors and clinicians are available to provide consultations regarding test results and treatment options. The clinic is open Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and appointments can be made over the phone or online to minimize wait times.
2051 N. Rainbow Boulevard, Suite #100
Las Vegas, NV 89108
Planned Parenthood’s Las Vegas clinic provides low-cost general and reproductive health care services, including cholesterol screenings, anemia testing, smoking cessation, and STD screenings and treatment. It also provides education and access to STD prevention methods, and vaccination services are available. STD testing methods include urine samples, cheek or throat swabs, blood tests, and physical exams, and results are available within a few days or a few weeks. At this clinic, services are available on a walk-in basis and by appointment every day except for Saturday.
3220 W. Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Southern Nevada Health District provides a sexual health clinic in Las Vegas. The clinic sees patients aged 12 and over and provides testing for HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia, as well as other common STDs. In some cases, test results are available the same day. Test results are only available in person and with a picture ID that matches the name on the file is required to receive results. Charges for services are based on a sliding scale dependent on income and household size, and no one is turned away due to inability to provide immediate payment. Care may be provided on a walk-in basis, and the clinic may close early or intermittently when it reaches its maximum patient volume.
280 S. Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89107