Fernley, a city in Lyon County, Nevada, experienced a rise in the number of HIV infections over the last five years. The infections rose from 30 cases at a rate of 70 per 100,000 persons in 2013 to 45 at a rate of 102 in 2018.
Syphilis infections were rare in the county with no cases reported in 2011; however, in 2015, the reports noted one Syphilis infections at a rate of 0.6 per 100,000 persons.
Gonorrhea cases nearly doubled over the last half-decade, with the infections rapidly gaining from 28 cases at a rate of 17.9 per 100,000 persons in 2011 to 52 at a rate of 33.2 in 2015.
There were multifold Chlamydia infections in Lyon County, with the cases sharply rising to 511 at a rate of 325.8 per 100,000 persons in 2015 from the previous low of 361 at a rate of 231.2 reported in 2011.
Lyon County Union Health Department has increased condom promotions campaigns to encourage safe sex practices among persons at higher risk of infection. It also has a prevention and disease intervention program, which identifies and works with individuals susceptible to HIV infections, including commercial sex workers, IUDs, and men who have sex with men.
Fernley City has many health care facilities where residents can check their sexual health, including Planned Parenthood Federation of America International and Renown Health Urgent Care-Fernley. STD Testing Clinic at The Center and San Mateo Medical Centre: Edison STD Clinic also offer reproductive services.
Individuals living in the city may be lucky to receive free STD testing, which are offered during outreach activities. However, results might not be immediate, and the services may be dependent on income and welfare eligibility.