Health District holds grand opening for its Sexual Health Clinic at All Saints Episcopal Church on December 1, World AIDS Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 24, 2021
December 1 marks World AIDS Day, and the Southern Nevada Health District will host a grand opening at 8 a.m. for its new Sexual Health Clinic at All Saints Episcopal Church. The clinic is located at 4201 W. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89107 and will be offering free rapid HIV testing in commemoration of World AIDS Day. The Health District and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourage everyone age 13 to 64 to get tested at least once to learn their HIV status. Services will be available between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Ongoing services will be available at All Saints Episcopal Church on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Services will include testing for HIV and STDs, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection, telehealth visits with a Health District provider, sexual health education and condoms. Services will be available by appointment and clients can call (702) 759-1700.
“As we continue to make strides against HIV and AIDS, there are still too many people in our community who are not aware of their HIV status. This means they are not accessing the appropriate care that can keep them healthy. The Health District continues to seek opportunities to make HIV testing and access to care available to everyone in the community. We are grateful to All Saints Episcopal Church for their partnership as we work to provide access to an underserviced community,” said Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer for the Southern Nevada Health District.
“In Southern Nevada, we must continue our fight towards ending the HIV epidemic. I look forward to attending the All Saints Episcopal Church for the opening of a new Sexual Health Clinic on World AIDS Day, that would help our continued efforts in the community. This helps increase the Health District’s response to the HIV epidemic, while also increasing awareness and knowledge in the greater Las Vegas Valley. I look forward to supporting such efforts,” said Brian Knudsen, Las Vegas City Councilman and Vice Chair of the Southern Nevada District Board of Health.
“Our work with the Health District is an extension of one of All Saints’ core values of appreciating and celebrating our differences in backgrounds, occupations, cultures, ethnicities, genders, orientations, citizenship and perspectives,” said Father Rafael Pereira, Priest-in-Charge, All Saints Episcopal Church.
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.