Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) & Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing

At CCHHS, we understand that sexual health can be a very personal subject. That’s why we offer discrete and confidential testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) at our community clinic.  Test results are available within a few days and health counseling is available during your visit.  We also offer confidential partner notification services, safe-sex kits, and a supportive, non-judgemental place to have all your sexual health questions answered. Rapid HIV testing is also offered with results in less than 15 minutes.

For more information about testing, please call our clinic at (775) 887-2195.

Prevention

You have the facts; now protect yourself and your sexual partners. Effective strategies for reducing STD risk include:

couple holding handsAbstinence

The most reliable way to avoid infection is to not have sex.

 

girl being vaccinatedVaccination

Vaccines are safe, effective, and recommended ways to prevent hepatitis B and HPV. HPV vaccines for males and females can protect against some of the most common types of HPV. It is best to get all three doses (shots) before becoming sexually active. However, HPV vaccines are recommended for all teen girls and women through age 26 and all teen boys and men through age 21, who did not get all three doses of the vaccine when they were younger. You should also get vaccinated for hepatitis B if you were not vaccinated when you were younger.

couple embracingMutual Monogamy

Mutual monogamy means that you agree to be sexually active with only one person, who has agreed to be sexually active only with you. Being in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected partner is one of the most reliable ways to avoid STDs. But you must both be certain you are not infected with STDs. It is important to have an open and honest conversation with your partner.

couple in grassy fieldReduced Number of Partners

Reducing your number of partners can decrease your risk for STDs. It is still important that you and your partner get tested, and that you share your test results with one another.

condomCondoms

Correct and consistent use of the male latex condom is highly effective in reducing STD transmission.
Know your CONDOM DOs & DON’Ts. Adobe PDF file

 

Resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
STD Fact Sheets