Health District encourages: “Level up your self-love: check your status”

 In observance of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) and the Southern Nevada Health Consortium will provide free HIV testing at various community locations. The campaign, themed, “Level up your self-love: check your status,” encourages people to get tested, know their HIV status, and get linked to care and treatment.

Approximately 1.2 million people in the United States have HIV, with about 13 percent of unaware of their status. In 2021, an estimated 32,100 new HIV infections occurred in the U.S. in 2021. Clark County  reported 488 new HIV diagnoses in 2022, with 11,518 people living with HIV. HIV disproportionately impacts racial and ethnic minorities, and gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.

Antiretroviral treatment (ART) has transformed HIV infection from a fatal illness to a manageable chronic condition. Early and consistent ART therapy after diagnosis is essential for controlling HIV, minimizing long-term immune system damage, reducing HIV levels in the bloodstream, reducing illnesses, and lowering transmission risk to intimate partners. With ART, HIV-positive people can remain healthy for many years.

Free HIV testing will be available at the following locations on June 27:

  • TRAC-B Exchange, 6114 West Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 702-840-6693

  • Community Counseling Center, 714 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89104

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 702-369-8700

  • The Center, 401 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89101

1 – 7 p.m., 702-733-9800

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) MEOW Wolf, 3215 S. Rancho, Las Vegas, NV 89102

1 – 5 p.m., 702-862-8075 (AHF) or 866-636-9969 (MEOW Wolf)

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), 3201 S. Maryland Pkwy., #218, Las Vegas, NV 89101

1 – 8 p.m., 702-862-8075

  • Walgreens, 7599 West Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89128 (provided by Sagebrush Health)

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 725-300-0506

  • Walgreens, 451 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107 (provided by UMC)

2 p.m. – 6 p.m., 702-207-TEST

SNHD will also offer Express HIV testing at no cost from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Sexual Health Clinic, 280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107. Free testing will also be available at the Fremont Public Health Center, 2830 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89104, from 1 – 5 p.m. No appointments are needed, but clients must be asymptomatic. Additional testing for syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia is also available. Visit the Sexual Health Clinic page on SNHD’s website for more information.

SNHD’s Sexual Health Outreach and Prevention Program (SHOPP) offers no-cost HIV/STI screenings as part of Sexually Transmitted Infection Express Testing on a year-round basis:

  • Main Public Health Center, 280 S. Decatur, Las Vegas, NV 89107; Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Fremont Public Health Center, 2830 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89104; Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Free HIV testing is available in the Arleen Cooper Community Health Center at The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are accepted.

SNHD’s Collect2Protect program provides free at-home HIV tests, providing a convenient and private testing option. The kits are available on the Collect2Protect page.

The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at Follow the Health District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.