500 East Windmill Lane, Suite 155
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Just south of McCarran Airport. Across the street from VonsView Larger Map
STD TESTING CLINICS is a division of The Vaccine Center and Travel Medical Clinic™.
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STD in the United States. Most people that have Chlamydia have no symptoms, but if symptoms occur, it is usually 1-3 weeks after exposure.
Signs and symptoms of Chlamydia in women may be abnormal vaginal discharge and/or burning with urination. If left untreated, it can spread into the woman’s uterus or fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and other complications. In men, signs and symptoms may include discharge, burning, or itching around the opening of the penis or burning with urination.
Chlamydia is diagnosed with a simple urine test and can be treated and cured with antibiotics. Click here to read more about Chlamydia.
Gonorrhea is a very common bacterial STD. Any sexually active person can become infected with Gonorrhea. Some men and women with gonorrhea have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur in men, they may include burning with urination, discharge from the opening of the penis, and sometimes painful or swollen testicles. Women may have burning or painful urination, increased vaginal discharge, or bleeding between periods.
If Gonorrhea is left untreated, it can cause serious and permanent health problems in both women and men. Gonorrhea is diagnosed with a simple urine test and can be treated and cured with antibiotics. Click here to read more about Gonorrhea.
Genital herpes is a very common STD caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 or type 2. Some men and women with Herpes have no symptoms. Men and women with symptoms experience blisters around the genitals, rectum or mouth. The blisters become painful sores and heal over 2-4 weeks. Herpes virus can be spread even when the skin does not have sores.
Herpes can be diagnosed with a blood test. Unfortunately, herpes cannot be cured, but antiviral medication can be useful in preventing or shortening outbreaks and can also make the infected person less likely to transmit the disease to partners. Click here to read more about Herpes.
Syphilis is an STD caused by a bacterium. Syphilis is transmitted from sexual contact with syphilis sores. Syphilis has 4 stages and it is important to be tested and treated early to avoid long-term complications such as paralysis, blindness, dementia, damage of multiple organs, and death. If a woman is pregnant with syphilis, the baby can be born with syphilis and many health problems or born dead.
Syphilis can be diagnosed with a blood test and can be cured with appropriate antibiotics. Click here to read more about Syphilis.
HIV is the Human Immunodefiency Virus that can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immune Defiency Syndrome. There are two types, HIV-1 and HIV-2. Usually, HIV in the United States is HIV-1. HIV is spread through blood and bodily fluids, (i.e. sexual contact, sharing needles/syringes, or being born to an infected mother). HIV is an STD that can damage a person’s body by destroying the body’s ability to help fight diseases. Symptoms may range from none early on, to flu-like symptoms, to overwhelming infections, cancers, and death.
The CDC recommends that everyone know their HIV status between the ages of 13-64 and be tested at least once. If at risk for HIV, testing should be once a year. It is important to know your HIV status because you can get medical care and treatment that help you to live a longer quality life and reduce your ability to spread HIV to others. HIV testing is done by a simple blood test. Click here to read more about HIV.
Hepatitis B is an infection caused by a virus that can be spread through blood and bodily fluids, (i.e. unprotected sex, sharing needles/syringes, or being born to an infected mother). Hepatitis B infection affects the liver and may range from a self-limiting infection, or acute liver failure. Less commonly, chronic Hepatitis B infection occurs which increases the risk of cirrhosis of the liver and/or liver cancer.
Hepatitis B is diagnosed with a blood test and treatment is supportive and may differ with acute or chronic infection. Hepatitis B can be prevented with a safe and effective vaccine. Click here to read more about Hepatitis B.
Hepatitis C is an infection caused by a virus that can be transmitted by blood (i.e. sharing of needles, blood transfusion or organ transplant before 1992), and less commonly through sexual transmission. Hepatitis C infection can be asymptomatic or have a mild clinical illness. Chronic Hepatitis C infection develops in the majority of infections and may lead to cirrhosis of the liver and/or liver cancer.
Hepatitis C is diagnosed with a blood test and outcomes are improved when diagnosis and treatment is started earlier in the course of illness. Unfortunately, there is currently no vaccine for Hepatitis C. Click here to read more about Hepatitis C.