What are the STI test options in Winchester,NV?
Winchester, unincorporated town and CDP in the Las Vegas Township, Clark County, has experienced a spike in the reported cases of chlamydia in the last few years. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of aggregated cases in Clark County resulted in a rate of 117.80 per 100,000, whereas in 2017, the case rate increased to 131.23 per 100,000.
In Clark County, the most affected by chlamydia were those in the 15-19, 20-24, and 25-29 age groups, with 9,075 instances and 76.3% of cases reported in 2017. This indicates a significant requirement for sexual health education in these groups.
Another unsettling statistic is that cases of gonorrhea also surged dramatically between 2015 and 2017, with a 26% increase reported.
To try and curb the alarming rates of STDs in younger Clark County residents, the Southern Nevada Health District encourages teens to discuss sexual health with parents and counselors and provides vital STD testing services, education, counseling, and other assistance.
There are a variety of locations in and around Winchester, Las Vegas, that residents of all ages can be screened for sexually transmitted diseases. The CDC recommends that all sexually active young women should be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia, two of the most common sexually transmitted infections affecting those under the age of 29.
Available clinics include the Southern Nevada Health District’s clinic on S. Decatur Blvd, the Planned Parenthood in West Charleston, and the Huntridge Family Clinic on E. Sahara Ave.
Some facilities might provide free STD testing, but appointment requirements may vary, and walk-ins are not always welcome.
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