Free STD Testing in Nevada

Research suggests that more and more Americans are suffering from STDs quietly. A majority of the patients remain undiagnosed because of the lack of awareness about the importance of early testing. In the US, STD rates continue to incline dramatically for the fifth consecutive year.

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Labcorp

No Appointment Required

890 Mill St, Ste 105, Reno, Nevada 89502

Tel: 7753343562


Tests Offered

  • • Gonorrhea Testing
  • • Syphilis Testing
  • • Hepatitis A Testing
  • • Hepatitis B Testing
  • • Hepatitis C Testing
  • • Herpes Testing
  • • Chlamydia Testing
  • • Rapid HIV Testing
  • • Conventional HIV Testing

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Today's best offer is: $10 off any order. Discount will be applied automatically.

Labcorp

No Appointment Required

2865 Siena Heights Dr 131, Henderson, Nevada 89052

Tel: 7029826043


Tests Offered

  • • Gonorrhea Testing
  • • Syphilis Testing
  • • Hepatitis A Testing
  • • Hepatitis B Testing
  • • Hepatitis C Testing
  • • Herpes Testing
  • • Chlamydia Testing
  • • Rapid HIV Testing
  • • Conventional HIV Testing

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Today's best offer is: $10 off any order. Discount will be applied automatically.

Labcorp

No Appointment Required

15 Mccabe Dr, Ste 103, Reno, Nevada 89511

Tel: 7758503611


Tests Offered

  • • Gonorrhea Testing
  • • Syphilis Testing
  • • Hepatitis A Testing
  • • Hepatitis B Testing
  • • Hepatitis C Testing
  • • Herpes Testing
  • • Chlamydia Testing
  • • Rapid HIV Testing
  • • Conventional HIV Testing

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Today's best offer is: $10 off any order. Discount will be applied automatically.

Labcorp

No Appointment Required

9315 W Sunset Rd Ste 102, Las Vegas, Nevada 89148

Tel: 7029465117


Tests Offered

  • • Gonorrhea Testing
  • • Syphilis Testing
  • • Hepatitis A Testing
  • • Hepatitis B Testing
  • • Hepatitis C Testing
  • • Herpes Testing
  • • Chlamydia Testing
  • • Rapid HIV Testing
  • • Conventional HIV Testing

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Today's best offer is: $10 off any order. Discount will be applied automatically.

Labcorp

No Appointment Required

1420 E Calvada Blvd, Ste 200, Pahrump, Nevada 89048

Tel: 7757519229


Tests Offered

  • • Gonorrhea Testing
  • • Syphilis Testing
  • • Hepatitis A Testing
  • • Hepatitis B Testing
  • • Hepatitis C Testing
  • • Herpes Testing
  • • Chlamydia Testing
  • • Rapid HIV Testing
  • • Conventional HIV Testing

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Today's best offer is: $10 off any order. Discount will be applied automatically.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation AHF Healthcare Center Las Vegas

Condoms available free of charge.

3201 S Maryland Pkwy, Ste 218, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Tel: (702) 862-8075


Appointment Required: No


Tests Offered

  • • Rapid HIV Testing

Care Services Offered

  • • Medication Adherence Education and Counseling
  • • HIV/AIDS Medical Treatment
  • • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Prevention Services Offered

  • • STD Prevention/Education
  • • HIV/AIDS Prevention/Education
  • • HIV Test Counseling
  • • Hepatitis Prevention/Education
  • • Condom Distribution
  • • Behavioral Interventions
  • • Harm Reduction

Fees & Payment Information

  • • Donations Accepted
  • • Free HIV Testing
  • • No Fee

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation AHF North Las Vegas Healthcare Center

Condoms available free of charge.

1815 E Lake Mead Blvd, Ste 113, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030

Tel: (702) 639-8110


Appointment Required: No


Tests Offered

  • • Rapid HIV Testing

Care Services Offered

  • • Medication Adherence Education and Counseling
  • • Hepatitis C Treatment
  • • HIV/AIDS Medical Treatment
  • • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
  • • STD Treatment

Prevention Services Offered

  • • STD Prevention/Education
  • • HIV/AIDS Prevention/Education
  • • HIV Test Counseling
  • • Condom Distribution

Fees & Payment Information

  • • Fee
  • • Medicaid Accepted
  • • Medicare Accepted
  • • Insurance Accepted
  • • Donations Accepted
  • • Free HIV Testing

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STDAware

6149 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89118

Tel: (855) 588-6958


Appointment Required: No


Tests Offered

  • • Hepatitis C Testing
  • • Hepatitis B Testing
  • • Gonorrhea Testing
  • • Syphilis Testing
  • • Herpes Testing
  • • Chlamydia Testing
  • • Conventional HIV Testing

Fees & Payment Information

  • • Fee
  • • Sliding Scale

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The Center

Condoms available free of charge upon request at front desk.

401 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

Tel: (702) 733-9800


Appointment Required: No


Tests Offered

  • • Hepatitis C Testing
  • • Gonorrhea Testing
  • • Syphilis Testing
  • • Chlamydia Testing
  • • Rapid HIV Testing
  • • Conventional HIV Testing

Care Services Offered

  • • HIV/AIDS Medical Treatment
  • • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Prevention Services Offered

  • • STD Prevention/Education
  • • HIV/AIDS Prevention/Education
  • • HIV Test Counseling
  • • Condom Distribution

Fees & Payment Information

  • • Fee
  • • Medicaid Accepted
  • • Insurance Accepted
  • • Free HIV Testing
  • • Free STD Testing
  • • PrEP for uninsured

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East Las Vegas Public Health Center Family Planning Clinic

STD testing and treatment for established patients. Free condoms available upon request at front desk free of charge..

570 N Nellis Blvd, Ste D-1, Las Vegas, Nevada 89110

Tel: (702) 759-0889


Appointment Required: No


Tests Offered

  • • Gonorrhea Testing
  • • Syphilis Testing
  • • Chlamydia Testing

Care Services Offered

  • • Family Planning
  • • STD Treatment

Prevention Services Offered

  • • Condom Distribution

Fees & Payment Information

  • • Fee
  • • Medicaid Accepted
  • • Medicare Accepted
  • • Sliding Scale
  • • Insurance Accepted

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Which Method of STD Testing is Suitable for Me?

STD testing options in Nevada

Every sexually active individual must protect their sexual health. Regular STD testing is the only way to care for your sexual health. However, sometimes it becomes confusing to select the right testing method as there are so many options available. For your convenience, we have gathered information about all available STD testing methods in Nevada. Check them out to find out which option is suitable for you.

Testing MethodWaiting TimesSpeed of ResultsPositive Consultation

Private Testing (Walk-In Clinic)

10-20 Minutes with No Wait

24-72 Hours

Free With Positive Result

At-Home STD Testing

No Wait

5-11 Days

Free With Positive Result

Doctor Visit

with Insurance

Call for Appointment

7-10 Days

Co-Pay Required

Doctor Visit

without Insurance

Call for Appointment

7-10 Days

Out-of-Pocket Cost Required

Public Clinic

Limited Hours and Long Lines

7-14 Days

No

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Are STD tests expensive in Nevada?

It can be, but it does not necessarily have to be. What many people need to understand is that laboratory tests would most often than not be relatively pricey due to the technology that is being utilized behind these diagnostic techniques. However, opting for specific laboratories that offer more convenient testing procedures and discounted prices for diagnostic tests would help ensure that the price will not be much of an issue in providing you with the conclusive diagnosis of your condition. It might take some independent scanning to find the right testing center for you in the most acceptable price range, but it is not as impossible as many people make it out to be.

How long does it usually take for results to come back for an STD test in Nevada?

Considering that a wide variety of testing kits and laboratory procedures can be performed to determine conclusively whether you have a particular STD or not, the time that it will take for your results to return will also be subject to the same inconsistency. Although there are specific laboratories that could produce your results even by the end of the day (albeit, it is extremely rare for institutions to do so unless necessary), most would often take a few days to a week before the results are either delivered or posted online through your secure personal profile (in the case of online transactions). In addition to that, the capability of the laboratory performing the test may also contribute to the overall timeframe of result delivery – causing delays in cases where there are several requests or understaffed to provide expedited results.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that there were 1.8 million reported chlamydia cases, 583, 405 gonorrhea cases, and 115,045 syphilis cases in 2018 in the US. Nevada happens to be the country’s syphilis infection epicenter.

Why Testing Matters?

It is a misconception that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis (primary, secondary, and tertiary stages) do not pose any significant harm. These are serious health issues that need immediate addressing.

KUNR reports that Nevada has continually topped the list for the highest primary and secondary syphilis rate. It also ranks second in the country in the list of highest congenital syphilis cases. With such an astounding increase in a disease that could be passed on even to an unborn child, it becomes more important to get tested and seek treatment. Especially pregnant women and those with multiple sex partners need to get themselves screened regularly. Generally, females don’t think about getting tested for STDs, and the disease is only detected when they get pregnant and go for prenatal care.

Congenital syphilis is a devastating disease as it causes premature birth and even miscarriage. CDC states that around 40% of babies born to undiagnosed or untreated mothers are either stillborn or die soon after birth due to the infection. Untreated syphilis can impact the brain, heart, kidneys, and other organs and could be fatal. In Nevada, primary and secondary syphilis rates are highest among MSM (men who have sex with men), and congenital syphilis rate is higher among females.

Untreated STDs can cause infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, and chronic pelvic pain. Additionally, STDs make a person vulnerable to other serious health conditions like HIV/AIDS and cancer.

Through timely testing and diagnosis, it is possible to treat STDs. There are numerous, highly effective treatment options available to cure diseases like syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. However, it all begins with testing. Ensuring that you get tested for STDs can lower the risk of additional health issues and prevent others from contracting the disease.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Statistics in Nevada

Nevada continues to record inclining rates of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis cases among MSM, congenital syphilis among pregnant females, and children born with the disease. In 2011, the rate of P&S syphilis in Nevada was 5% per 100,000 people, which increased to 11% by 2015. The state ranks first in P&S syphilis, twenty-fourth in chlamydia, and eighteenth in gonorrheal cases among all the 50 states.

In the Washoe Country, the number of STDs has increased tremendously since 2009. The region has reported a 75% increase in P&S cases in the state. Between 2017 and 2018, Washoe country observed a 24% increase in gonorrhea cases, 9.4% rise in chlamydia, and a frightening 121% increase in syphilis cases within only a year.

Approximately 16,000 people were diagnosed with Chlamydia in 2017. The rate has climbed dramatically since 2008 as there has been a 50% increase in the number of chlamydia cases. The rate of gonorrhea cases in the state has also increased considerably since 2011. From 80 patients in 2009, the state recorded 180 total cases in 2011. In the past ten years, there has been a 500% increase in syphilis cases.

Age, Gender, and Ethnic Disparities

As is the case in most US states, in Nevada, urban areas tend to have a higher incidence of STDs diagnoses. Las Vegas accounts for the highest number of STDs diagnoses in Nevada. In fact, almost all chlamydia cases in Nevada were either reported in Reno or Las Vegas. Around 3% of all gonorrhea cases in 2017 were reported in these two regions. Moreover, nearly nine out of ten syphilis cases in the state were diagnosed in Las Vegas in 2017. The Las Vegas metro area has the largest number of P&S cases among all US metro areas.

In 2017, the state observed a sharp increase in P&S syphilis cases among both males and females in every region of Nevada. On the whole, there was around 29% increment observed among males and 50% in females. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of reported gonorrhea cases was highest among African-Americans, with over 500 cases/100,000 population. However, from 2013 to 2017, the state recorded rising STD rates across all ethnic/racial groups.

Chlamydia rates are higher among young adult and adolescent females as they represent around 64% of all cases, with 27% being 15 to 19 years old and 36% between 20 and 24 years. A point to note here is that females in Nevada remain the most regularly targeted population for chlamydia testing, which is why the numbers are high.

During 2016-2017, gonorrhea cases increased by 28% among males and 22.4% among females. Between 2013 and 2017, the rate of chlamydia cases was at least 4.5 times higher than whites, with 934.9 cases among blacks and 209.4 cases among whites per 100,000 population. From 2016 to 2017, the rates of gonorrhea among male Nevadans increased by 26.8%, and a 21% increase was reported in females.

STDs Among Seniors

CDC assessed that the rate of STDs in seniors is rising across the country. Between 2011 and 2016, there was a 92% increase in gonorrhea infections, 66% in chlamydia cases, and 100% increase in syphilis cases among people aged 65 or above. Following the national trend, Nevada also reported a significant rise in STD cases among seniors.

As per the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, from 2011 to 2016, the number of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia cases in Nevada have tripled among people aged 65 or above. STDs rate in Clark County seniors (age 65 or above) was higher than the national average estimated by the DHHS’ Office of Analytics and the HIV/Hep/STD/TB Surveillance & Control Program. During 2015- 2016, there was an 87.5% increase in chlamydia cases in senior Nevadans, whereas gonorrhea cases increased by 350% and syphilis cases by 100%.

Prevention Strategies and Initiatives

The key to STD prevention and effective treatment is offering access to quality testing and health care facilities. It is a fact that by 2016, many people in the US were still struggling to afford full, routine access to quality health care. Across all ethnic/racial groups in the US, the lowest health insurance rate was noted among Hispanics, which was 83% in 2015, and 84% in 2016. Many of these uninsured individuals reside in Nevada, so the state needs to expand access to health care across its diverse populace.

Given the high infection rates, Nevadan lawmakers passed a bill in 2009 to make it compulsory for pregnant females to get tested at their first prenatal visit. A multidisciplinary approach towards sexual health education in schools and offering medically accurate, as well as inclusive education is an absolute must.

The Nevada STD Prevention and Control Program is an integral aspect of the state’s initiative to control and prevent the rate of STDs in Nevada. Through this program, efforts are channeled across local communities to interrupt the transmission of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis infections, reduce the state’s health burden and reduce treatment costs. Its primary activities include testing, surveillance, and treatment of reportable STDs, offering STD goal development input and stakeholder planning opportunities throughout the state.

It is also responsible for identifying and treating contacts of reported STD cases and the provision of risk reduction material. These services are offered to all Nevadans without any age/gender/sexual orientation biases. However, due to the Southern Nevada Health District's limited funding, this program doesn’t target the seniors. Only the groups with significantly higher rates are targeted, for instance, pregnant women.

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Frequently asked questions about STD tests in Nevada

A nucleic acid amplification test is a laboratory procedure that professionals often perform to make detecting a particular nucleic acid or gene being targeted easier and more convenient while still ensuring that the sample being collected is relatively minimal. Nucleic acid amplification tests, or NAATs, are usually the mainstay diagnostic test for most STDs due to their ability to detect the presence of pathogenic nucleic acids and genes in the patient sample with utmost accuracy and speed. NAATs depends on their ability to replicate the target RNA and DNA to create numerous copies – resulting in an increased convenience in the detection of the desired molecules instead of trying to either blindly look for one strand in a minuscule sample or collecting a large sample that could make the patient uncomfortable throughout the process. Although NAATs are often preferred for a more conclusive diagnosis of STDs, certain exceptions such as the availability of resources and instances of intermittent viral shedding could make NAATs less desirable than other tests. Fret not, however, as your physician is knowledgeable regarding these instances and would often request the best diagnostic procedure for your instances.

It does vary on a case-to-case basis. Insurance policies are often particular with the instances that they would be covering with their program. Some may cover severe accidents, some may even consider “orphan disease,” and yes, some may also cover the expenses for performing STD diagnostic tests. However, considering that your insurance provider will have to verify the person's identity availing of the program, STD testing laboratories that employ a minimal collection of patient information may not accept insurance policies to prioritize privacy over affordability.

Similar to what was previously mentioned, herpes infections are known for their recurring tendencies – causing outbreaks now and then and thus causing an intermittent spike in the patient’s viral load for specific instances. In addition to that, other STDs also take time to proliferate and produce a sufficient viral load that could warrant a positive and, more importantly, accurate diagnosis and detection from the tests being administered. As such, detecting an STD a few days following exposure is often complex and unpredictable – leading physicians to follow a certain timeframe instead for testing STDs instead of blindly testing immediately following exposure. Physical exams, however, may supplement inaccurate laboratory diagnoses, especially in cases where the test is prone to false results.

It would vary depending on the condition that is being tested. STDs behave differently due to the varying pathogenicity of each STD’s causative organism. In some instances, you can get accurately tested as early as two weeks following exposure, while some are intermittently inaccurate due to its recurrence (much like in the case of herpes infections). To avoid this, be sure to discuss the intricacies of the test with your physician to understand whether a particular test could provide you with a conclusive diagnosis or if it still needs another confirmatory test to establish its premise.

Similar to how other testing procedures behave, false-positive results are still evident even in STD testing. False-positive and even false-negative results are standard instances that showcase the imperfection of the test’s design – a factor that is present everywhere. However, despite certain inconsistencies in laboratory tests as such, physicians commonly use confirmatory tests that would often take another path entirely to arrive at the same conclusion – solidifying the initial test’s diagnosis while still ensuring that the second test is not following the inconsistencies of the first.

How Does it Work?

See how simple and easy it is to get tested for STDs in Nevada today

Most people experience feelings of hesitation when going to get tested for STD, despite knowing they might have contracted one. EasySTD was created to change that.

1

Order your STD test

Visit your nearest lab or clinic, order your home testing kit online, and follow the given instructions from an STD testing provider.

2

Undergo the test

After ordering your STD test, visit the testing center to get tested or take a self sample including urine, cotton swab, or finger prick with the home testing kit and mail it back.

3

Receive you results

Receive the lab-certified results of your STD test from your test provider via mail or phone within 2 to 3 days. If the test comes positive, consult your doctor immediately.

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