Reports of STD infections have been rampant in Spring Valley, NV, contributing to an overall spike in the rates of STD transmissions in Clark County. In 2016, the county recorded an increase in new cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, including P&S syphilis.
It’s an alarming state because the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) in Nevada revealed that Clark County accounted for 80% of all STD infections in the state. The 2016 survey also indicated high prevalence rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia among individuals in their late teenage all through to 24-year-old youths.
Moreover, DPBH reported that primary and secondary syphilis infections had significantly hit individuals between the 25-29 years old.
The high rates of STD transmissions have compelled the county health department to open up testing and counseling facilities. Many clinics in Spring Valley, NV provide either free STD testing or medical services at a low cost. The disadvantage with these services is the inconsistency in availability. A few clients may see a doctor on a drop-in basis, as long as they are available.
Other public facilities include the Clark County Combined Health and the Southern Nevada Health Districts. The community-based centers have healthcare professionals who may offer high-risk counseling, reporting of sexual assault cases, free condoms, syphilis injections, and referrals.
Most of the health facilities require clients to schedule for an appointment. Consultations with doctors are strictly private and confidential. Counseling is done before the testing procedure so that you can make an informed consent.