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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.
North Las Vegas is a city within Clark County, but it’s also part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Clark County has the highest number of STDs in the entire state, which includes growing numbers of the three most reported STDs: Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Chlamydia diagnoses continue to rise in Clark County, including an increase of about 2.5% in 2019. As in the state overall, chlamydia infections in the county are more prevalent in women than in men. Cases among women were more than 1.5 times higher than those among men countywide in 2019. Chlamydia infections were especially high among young women aged 20 to 24, who made up nearly 23% of the county’s 2019 total. Overall, the female population accounted for more than 62.5% of all chlamydia diagnoses in Clark County in 2019.
Diagnoses of gonorrhea were up nearly 3% in Clark County in 2019 and were more prevalent among men, who made up about 63% of the county’s total cases. The 20 to 24 age had the highest incidence of gonorrhea infections, accounting for nearly 22% of all diagnoses countywide, but the 25 to 29 age group wasn’t far behind with just over 21% of all cases. Men aged 25 to 29 represented nearly 23% of all male cases, while younger men aged 20 to 24 only accounted for about 18%. The 20 to 24 age group had the most cases among women, comprising 27.5% of all female cases; followed by adolescent females aged 15 to 19, who made up 24% of the female case total.
Clark County placed fifth for its number of primary and secondary syphilis cases in 2019 among the top 70 counties and independent cities ranked nationwide. P&S syphilis infections increased by more than 13% countywide in 2019 and represented nearly 78% of the state’s total. Diagnoses were almost five times higher among men than women. However, early latent syphilis infections in Clark County dropped by nearly 1% in 2019, but still comprised over 74% of the state’s total. Reported cases of early latent syphilis in men were over five times more frequent than in women.
It’s critical to get tested if you suspect you have an STD because you could develop serious, potentially life-threatening health problems the longer it goes undiagnosed. Find out right away if you have a sexually transmitted infection by getting low-cost STD testing at one of several clinics in and around North Las Vegas.
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 North 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:
North Las Vegas Family Health offers low-cost gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis B/C, syphilis, and herpes testing. You can also get PrEP and hepatitis A/B and HPV vaccines. You must register as a patient and can make an appointment or walk in. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It accepts most private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid but also offers a sliding fee scale if you’re uninsured.
2225 Civic Center Drive, Suite 224
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
702-214-5948 or 800-787-2568
SNHD’s Sexual Health Clinic sees clients aged 12 and older by appointment only. You can get HIV, hepatitis, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia testing and treatment using a sliding fee scale based on your income and family size. However, you won’t be turned away if you can’t pay. Free male/female condoms are available upon request. The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. but closes daily for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
280 South Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Planned Parenthood’s Las Vegas West Charleston clinic offers condoms for $0.60, dental dams for $3, and HPV vaccines for $175-240. You can get low-cost HIV testing and genital warts, chlamydia, and gonorrhea testing and treatment. STD services are available in English and Spanish by appointment or on a walk-in basis on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic works with your budget if you’re uninsured.
3220 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89102
You’ll find budget-friendly rates for confidential STD testing and treatment at Community Outreach Medical Center. It charges $50 for chlamydia and gonorrhea, $35 for HIV, $90 for herpes, and $50 for genital wart treatment. You may also qualify for free chlamydia and gonorrhea testing if you’re part of the uninsured MSM population in Las Vegas. You’ll need an appointment to be seen Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. PrEP services and free condoms are available.
1090 East Desert Inn Road, Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Huntridge Family Clinic provides chlamydia, hepatitis B/C, syphilis, and gonorrhea testing at an off-site laboratory with reduced rates for cash clients. You may also qualify for a free at-home HIV self-test kit. The clinic accepts non-HMO Medicare, all Medicaid, and many commercial insurance plans, and has a sliding fee scale. You can get a same-day appointment for PEP services but walk-in STD spots are limited. Open hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with new HIV/PrEP patients seen on Fridays.
1830 East Sahara Avenue, Suite 201
Las Vegas, NV 89104