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A Very Discreet, Private STD Clinic
Our private clinic is staffed with discreet and professional Board Certified Clinicians, Licensed Registered Nurses, and Medical Assistants and is supervised by Board Certified Physicians.
We provide complete, fast, reliable, and affordable STD testing. All laboratory testing is drawn in our office, which provides clients the convenience of having their laboratory testing, consultations (if requested), and treatment all performed at the same location.
Our friendly and professional staff can answer all of your questions regarding STD testing. We can also provide a full consultation with a clinician (with an appointment) before and/or after your testing, if you wish. Our clinicians can offer you treatment options, if needed.
Why go to a STD clinic where you can’t also get treatment? We provide both testing and treatment.
In addition, we carry vaccines that can help prevent certain STDs such as:
- HPV Vaccine
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Hepatitis A Vaccine
All our locations are located in storefront clinics in retail shopping centers, so often you can park right in front of our clinic.
What is Syphilis?
Syphilis is a bacteria that is sexually transmitted. It is transmitted through direct sexual contact with a person infected with early syphilis. Syphilis can also be transmitted from mother to baby during delivery. Syphilis is known as “the great imitator” because many signs and symptoms mimic other diseases.
There are 4 stages of Syphilis infection.
1. Primary Syphilis:
- Causes a local infection
- A lesion develops, ulcerates, and then forms a chancre usually 2-3 weeks after exposure but can range from 10-90 days
2. Secondary Syphilis:
- Occurs 4-10 weeks after Primary Syphilis Infection
- The bacteria becomes widespread in the infected person’s bloodstream
3. Early Latent Syphilis and Late-Latent Syphilis:
- Usually has no symptoms whatsoever at this point
- Diagnosed at this time mostly due to screening with a blood test
4. Tertiary Syphilis:
- About 30% of people infected with syphilis who are untreated will develop Tertiary Syphilis after 2-50 years from initial infection
- This is characterized by many complications that can affect the cardiovascular system, brain and nervous system
Who is at risk?
Anyone with a new partner or multiple sexual partners can be at risk. Anyone who has sexual contact without protection is at risk. All Incidence is higher in age groups 20-29 years old. There is a higher incidence of HIV with Syphilis infection, so all persons diagnosed with Syphilis should be tested for HIV.
What are the signs and symptoms?
Primary syphilis is characterized by a single, painless ulceration and swollen tender lymph nodes in the surrounding area. The ulceration heals on its own, but this does not mean that the infection is gone.
The later stages of syphilis have symptoms such as:
- Muscle Aches
- Bone Aches
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
- Rash affecting the palms of the hands and soles of the feet as well as the trunk and scalp.
- Nodules that arise in the skin, liver, bones, and testes.
- The bacteria may infect the brain and nervous system leading to headache, hearing loss, seizures, and other neurologic problems.
The effects of the cardiovascular system include inflammation and scarring on vessel walls, leading to potential aneurysms and narrowing of vessels.
Anyone who has risk factors or signs and symptoms of Syphilis should be tested. The test is a simple blood test. At Vegas STD Testing we offer two types of blood testing for the detection of Syphilis:
- Trepsure testing is useful if it has been 2-4 weeks since a possible exposure.
- RPR is the test of choice if it has been 4 or more weeks since possible exposure but can take up to 3 months to give an accurate result if exposed.
All patients with syphilis should be tested for other diseases such as HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Herpes Simplex.
It is important to test and treat Syphilis early to prevent complications. Syphilis can be cured and treated with appropriate antibiotics. All sexual partners up to 1 year from diagnosis should be tested and treated if needed.
Condoms should be utilized to prevent the risk of transmission of STDs (although abstinence is the only way to 100% protect yourself). Vaccinations that prevent certain STDs such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and HPV should be considered.
Don’t wait until tomorrow when you need answers today.
One in every five people in our country has contracted a Sexually Transmitted Disease. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) there are 20 million new infections in the United States every year. Do not become a statistic; know the facts about Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
Most Sexually Transmitted Diseases have little to no warning signs or symptoms; the only way to know for sure is by testing. If symptoms are present it might be more serious than you think. Symptoms can vary greatly including but not limited to:
- Dark color or heavy odor in urine
- Discharge from genitals
- Abnormal spots or rash
- Burning during urination
- Bumps, warts or blisters on genitals
- Pain during sex or urination
Sexually Transmitted Diseases have many misconceptions as they have no discrimination as to sex, race, age, sexual orientation or religion. The facts are simple: Sexually Transmitted Diseases are transmitted by sex regardless of mode of transmission (i.e. oral, anal, or vaginal). The only fool proof way to avoid a Sexually Transmitted Disease is through abstinence. STDs can still be spread even with the use of a condom. Get tested and do it often so you do not spread what can be prevented.
There are billions of dollars spent in the United States health care system each and every year in the treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Prevention and testing are necessary to prevent possible lifelong chronic health issues. What is your piece of mind worth?
Vegas STD Testing offers discrete, private and confidential testing for Syphilis, Chlamydia, Hepatitis, Herpes, Gonorrhea, and HIV/AIDS. Our highly trained staff is here to ensure all privacy laws and HIPAA regulations are followed. You are much more likely to contract HIV when one or more STDs are already present. Even after treatment, there is no guarantee that a Sexually Transmitted Disease is gone without retesting.
Vegas STD Testing has two locations to serve you in the Las Vegas Valley, both with convenient freeway access. Our Northwest location is in the Rainbow Promenade across from the Best in the West Shopping Center off of Lake Mead and US-95. Our Southwest location is on the corner of Windmill and Bermuda, minutes away from Blue Diamond and I-15. We are here to serve you five days a week Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Payments are due at the time of testing. For your convenience, we accept cash, Visa, Master and debit cards. No appointment is necessary. Walk-ins are always welcome at both of our locations.
Other Services We Provide
- All Vaccines Available In The U.S In Stock Everyday *(excluding the COVID-19 vaccine)
- Complete Blood Testing
- Drug Testing
- TB skin Testing
- Employment Physicals
- Chest X-Rays
- Cholesterol Screenings
- Glucose Screenings
- Blood Pressure Screenings
- Body Composition Analysis
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Audio-metric Testing
- Vision testing