Chlamydia is the most frequently reported sexually transmitted bacterial disease in the United States. An estimated 2.8 million Americans are infected with chlamydia each year.
In Clark County, chlamydia is a serious health concern with 7,642 confirmed cases in 2010.
Chlamydia can cause infertility if untreated. Symptoms of chlamydia are rare and most people don’t know they have chlamydia so they don’t get tested.
Anyone who has sex can get chlamydia. The more sex partners, the greater the risk of infection.
People at higher risk for infection include:
- Teenage girls
- Young women
- Men who have sex with men
The health district offers chlamydia testing, treatment and assistance with partner notification. The cost for this service is $40. Visit the Sexual Health Clinic for more information.
Where can I get more information?
See your doctor, visit the Sexual Health Clinic webpages or call the Sexual Health Clinic at (702) 759-0702.
Updated on: August 2, 2018