Free HIV/STD screenings, counseling Sat, Feb. 21
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 19, 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:
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m./1:30–5 p.m.
Free HIV/STD screening
|Gay & Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada,|
401 S. Maryland Parkway,
Free HIV/STD screening
|Richard Steele Boxing Facility,|
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.
The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.