This material was supported by the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health through Grant Number NU62PS924579-02 from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Division nor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The goal of the Ryan White Program (RW) Care Services is to provide patient centered services to individuals living with HIV, link them to the health care services they need, and ensure they remain in care. The RW team includes providers, clinic nurses and medical assistants, RW Eligibility Workers, Nurse Case Managers, a Social Worker, and Community Health Workers.
Currently in Southern Nevada, there has been a steady increase of syphilis along with HIV cases, which are increasingly diagnosed in the public and private sectors. The following individuals and groups have been identified as having a higher incidence of risk:
WHAT IS HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus and it weakens the body’s immune system (your defense against infections). It is the virus that causes AIDS. The virus may be passed from one person to another when infected blood, semen or vaginal secretions come in contact with an uninfected person’s broken skin or mucous membranes. (A mucous membrane is wet, thin tissue found in certain openings to the human body, including the mouth, eyes, nose, vagina, rectum, and the opening of the penis.)
This is a week long course designed to provide the attendee with all of the necessary information to conduct rapid HIV testing in our community. The breakdown of the course is below. In order to receive a certificate, you must attend all classes. This certificate is required by the State Laboratory Licensing Bureau for the CLIA waver to conduct on site Rapid HIV testing.
Information About AIDS Testing, Treatment and Related Services: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Services Resource Directory www.lasvegasema.org/servicesinlasvegas.html Southern Nevada Health District [...]
Services and testing are available on a drop-in basis and done by specially trained licensed and registered nurses.
Due to Nevada's high number of congenital syphilis cases Senate Bill (SB) 304 was passed to increase syphilis testing of pregnant women. Effective July 1, 2009, SB 304 requires syphilis screening of pregnant women in the first and third trimester
The Southern Nevada Health District has identified a 128 percent increase in reported syphilis cases in Clark County since 2012 and is now considering the increase to be an outbreak for early syphilis cases. The increase is seen mostly among men with 615 of the 694 cases diagnosed in 2015.
Gonorrhea - Prevention
Gonorrhea - Frequently Asked Questions
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a germ that grows easily in warm, moist areas, such as the vagina, penis, mouth and anus.
The best way to avoid the spread of chlamydia is not to have sex, or to have sex with only one partner who has been tested and is known to be uninfected.
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.
Test results are only available in person. In order to ensure confidentiality, picture identification is required to receive results. Results will not be given if you don't have a picture identification that matches the name on file.
Let's face it, having a sexually transmitted disease isn't fun and neither is telling all your sexual partners. STDs would be less common if people shared their diagnosis with all of their sexual partners so they could get tested too. Talking to your partners is important because it will help take care of your health, the health of your sex partners and the entire community.
The new Sexual Health Clinic, combines the services of the former STD and HIV/AIDS Clinics. It is located at 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas NV 89107. The Sexual Health Clinic is open Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic may close early or intermittently when maximum patient volume is reached. To increase the likelihood of being seen the same day, it's best to arrive at the clinic early.
The Sexual Health Clinic combines the services of the former STD and HIV/AIDS Clinics. It is located at 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107 The Sexual Health Clinic is open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last walk-in at 5 p.m.) and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last walk-in at 4 p.m.). The clinic may close early or intermittently when maximum patient volume is reached. To increase the likelihood of being seen the same day, it’s best to arrive at the clinic early.