/Free HIV/STD screenings, counseling Sat, Feb. 21

Free HIV/STD screenings, counseling Sat, Feb. 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

19 February, 2015

LAS VEGAS – If you’re living with HIV . . . . we are here to help you. The Southern Nevada Health District’s Sexual Health Clinic wants you to reconnect with care if you haven’t been working with your health care provider, lost your health insurance or are new to Las Vegas. The Sexual Health Clinic will hold a clinic 10 a.m. -3 p.m., Sat. Feb. 21 at 400 Shadow Lane, Ste. 106. For information, contact (702) 759-0702. Rapid HIV testing and Ryan White educational and counseling services will be available.

Early diagnosis is critical for people who are HIV positive so they can benefit from treatment. It is estimated that nearly 40 percent of people with HIV are not diagnosed until they have developed AIDS, which can occur 10 years after infection. Additional recommendations from the CDC include annual testing for individuals who engage in high-risk sexual behavior or use intravenous drugs. Pregnant women should be tested during the early months of their pregnancy to help eliminate transmission of HIV to their infants.

Services at the clinic include confidential testing, counseling, case management and referrals. The health district offers several HIV test options, some with same-day results. In addition, testing is available each week:

Monday-Thursday
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m./1:30–5 p.m.
Free HIV/STD screening
Gay & Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada,
(702) 733-9800
401 S. Maryland Parkway,
Las Vegas
Tuesday
Noon–5 p.m.
Free HIV/STD screening
Richard Steele Boxing Facility,
(702) 638-1308
2475 West Cheyenne Ave., #120,
North Las Vegas

The health district encourages everyone in the community to learn their HIV status. Currently, there are more than 6,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.

 

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2018-09-27T13:21:13+00:00