Las Vegas HIV/AIDS Testing

Flexible and timely testing and treatment options are available with STD Testing Las Vegas. We use the industry-standard HIV Antibody Test to test for exposure to the infection. Unlike other STD tests, there is a rapid detection test that we additionally offer called HIV Early Detection. If you test positive for HIV, treatment options like highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) are available. All residents of the Las Vegas and Clark county areas deserve hassle-free STD testing and treatment.

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HIV/AIDS facts and stats

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Based on data from the CDC, it's estimated that about 225 new cases of HIV will be reported in the Las Vegas area in 2015

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It's estimate that roughly two thirds of HIV reports were infections in men who have sex with other men.

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It's estimated that in 2015, the number of reported cases of HIV could be up to 267% larger than the number of reported cases of syphilis, another commonly found STD in the Las Vegas and Clark areas.

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Based on data from the CDC, it's estimated that about 225 new cases of HIV will be reported in the Las Vegas area in 2015

2 of 3

It's estimate that roughly two thirds of HIV reports were infections in men who have sex with other men.

267%

It's estimated that in 2015, the number of reported cases of HIV could be up to 267% larger than the number of reported cases of syphilis, another commonly found STD in the Las Vegas and Clark areas.

HIV/AIDS Frequently Asked Questions

HIV Basics

What if I have HIV and I'm pregnant?

In general, HIV can be treated during pregnancy, greatly reducing the potential risks to your baby. Consult your regular doctor about the risks involved, and to identify a treatment that's best for you and your baby.

How is HIV spread?

Those who are infected spread HIV in a number of ways during sexual contact (anal, vaginal and oral), through needle-sharing activities, or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.

You cannot get HIV from mosquitoes, toilet seats, eating utensils, phones, or the like.

What are the early signs of HIV?

HIV infects and destroys what are called CD4 cells, which make up the immune system. The early signs of HIV infection are often vague, and sometimes will go unnoticed. Patients who have HIV often describe symptoms to be similar to the flu, which can include:

  1. Fever
  2. Swollen lymph nodes
  3. Sore throat
  4. Skin rash
  5. Muscle soreness
  6. Fatigue


Because these symptoms can be confused for other conditions or diseases, many people may not be aware that they are infected. For this reason, it is extremely important to get tested to make sure that you do not have the infection.

What is HIV?

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) weakens the immune system, making it harder to fight off infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more than 56,000 new HIV infections in the United States every year. About 1.1 million people are infected and living with the virus; and unfortunately, one in five of people with HIV have not been tested and diagnosed, and are therefore not receiving proper treatment to manage its damaging effects.

The HIV is transmitted through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex when the blood, semen or vaginal secretions of an infected partner enter your body. Although rare, you can also get HIV from blood transfusions, or by sharing needles or syringes that are contaminated with infected blood. Additionally, infected mothers run the risk of transmitting HIV to their babies during pregnancy, delivery or while breastfeeding.

HIV & AIDS

When does HIV advance to AIDS?

During the early stages of HIV, it's possible for patients to go a period of time with no visible symptoms. While they may feel normal, the patient may be unaware that the virus is still active and doing damage to their immune system. If left untreated, the immune system can become damaged enough for AIDS to develop. The time that it takes for HIV to advance to AIDS differs with every person, but this process generally happens over a few years.

Is there a difference between HIV and AIDS?

Oftentimes, people confuse HIV and AIDS as the same condition. While they may be linked, thy are different. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and is a viral infection. HIV can lead to the medical condition AIDS, which is otherwise known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Treatment in the early stages of HIV can prevent AIDS. HIV can be deadly because it weakens the immune system, leaving a person vulnerable to infections from other viruses, bacteria, and other "bugs."

Does HIV always lead to AIDS?

Not everyone with HIV will develop an AIDS condition. AIDS typically only develops during the advanced stages of HIV, in the event that the infected person does not get treatment or take their course of treatment as directed. Because of this, its recommended that anyone concerned about HIV to get tested in order to catch the infection early.

What else should I know about AIDS?

By medical definition, AIDS develops when CD4 levels drop below 200 cells per milliliter of blood. Due to a weakened immune system, people who have AIDS may develop what is called "opportunistic infections." These are diseases that do not typically affect people with healthy immune systems. They include Kaposi's sarcoma, lymphomas (cancers of the immune system), tuberculosis, Pneumocystis pneumonia, and many other bacterial and fungal infections. These opportunistic infections often the cause of death for many people with AIDS.

HIV Testing

What are my options for treatment If I test positive of HIV?"

Once you've been tested and diagnosed with HIV, multi-drug regimens can control its symptoms and suppress its replication and damage to the immune system. While HIV is not curable, it can be treated and managed with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to maintain a good quality of life for as long as possible. Most people start treatment as soon as they test positive to stave off HIV signs, symptoms and complications.

How can I get tested for HIV?

We make getting tested for HIV simple by offering the HIV Antibody Test. It is safe, reliable and easy (no undressing or swabbing required). Just one fast blood draw and you're on your way. The HIV Antibody Test is the most common detector for HIV-1 and HIV-2. This test looks for antibodies of the viruses in the blood and has an accuracy rate of 99% after the testing window has expired.

We also offer testing with the HIV Early Detection Test
which can detect the HIV virus sooner, if you are worried about a recent exposure.

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