$10 STD Testing Offered Tomorrow, Friday by Planned Parenthood | Events
Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada and its parent organization Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains are joining with MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage youth to GYT — Get Yourself Tested — during National STD Awareness Month in April.
Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada will offer $10 STD testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia and $10 Rapid HIV testing at its health centers Tuesday and Friday. Local centers are:
3300 E Flamingo Rd, #25
3220 W Charleston Blvd.
North Las Vegas
3940 Martin L. King Blvd, Suite 105
Planned Parenthood will also mark the month by conducting outreach on college campuses and engaging people through its social networks.
As many as one in two sexually active young people will contract an STD by age 25 — and most won’t know it. Clark County’s chlamydia infection rates are the highest in the state at more than 400 per 100,000 population. In 2009, Nevada ranked 21st in the U.S. in cumulative reported HIV cases, and Nevada ranked first for the number of women between the ages of 15-24 testing positive for gonorrhea.