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Last Updated: 02/06/14 09:01:01 AM

STD Prevention and Control Program
The Division of Public and Behavioral Health's STD Prevention and Control Program is responsible for the control and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) within the state of Nevada. The section assists state, local and community efforts with interrupting the transmission of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and other STDs, and reducing the health burden and costs associated with these infections.
FOCUS AREAS
Patient Management
The State of Nevada assures that adequate clinical services are available to people in need of STD testing and treatment. Patients diagnosed with reportable STDs are monitored for quality of services using Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) Treatment Guidelines as the "Standard of Care".
  • Chlamydia: Chlamydia has been a reportable infection since 1988 and remains the most commonly reportable STD;
  • Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea cases have been decreasing and now represent the lowest case rate since record-keeping began in 1920; and
  • Syphilis: Syphilis is at a very low level, except for outbreaks among high-risk groups.
STD Fact Sheets
Surveillance
Monitoring of reported cases provides the infrastructure for preventing and controlling sexually transmitted diseases. The collection, analysis and dissemination of this information are essential to the identification of interventions, strategies and resources needed to halt the spread of disease. To view Nevada STD statistics, click here.
STD Statistics
STD Data Reports
Partner Services
Partner-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) offers STD treatment to individuals wha are unlikely to seek evaluation and treatment. In December 2010, the Nevada State Board of Health updated the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 441A regarding regulations that gover STD prevention and treatment practices in Nevada. Changes included the adoption of the CDC's guidelines for partner services treatment, found in NAC 441A.200(2)(f). The new recommendations state:

“When patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea indicate that their partners are unlikely to seek evaluation and treatment, providers can offer patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT), a form of expedited partner therapy (EPT) in which partners of infected persons are treated without previous medi¬cal evaluation or prevention counseling.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report [57(RR09):1-83, November 7, 2008].

This change allows Nevada healthcare providers to practice PDPT in accordance with CDC guidelines and the guidelines and expectations of their respective practice acts. In response to the new PDPT legislation, the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) has developed guidance for the implementation of PDPT for chlamydia and gonorrhea by medical providers in Nevada. See links below for EPT guidance for Health Care Professionals and related fact sheets for infected patients and their sex partners.
Technical Bulletin for Health Care providers English
Treatment Fact Sheet for Sex Partners of Persons with Chlamydia English Spanish
Treatment Fact Sheet for Sex Partners of Persons with Gonorrhea English Spanish
CDC 2010 Treatment Guidelines www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/toc.html
CDC Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) Guidance www.cdc.gov/std/ept/default.htm
NV inSPOT Services
The site, www.InSPOT.org, is a way for individuals newly diagnosed with an STD to notify their partners via email and anonymously, if needed, to get tested. This easy, e-card notification system will let potential partners know of their exposure to an STD along with additional information, local testing sites and available resources. For additional information about inSPOT, please click here or visit www.InSPOT.org.
Laboratory Screening
The testing of asymptomatic persons at risk of infection is important in the control of STDs. The Infertility Prevention Project provides screening for chlamydia to over 60,000 women attending 140 clinics throughout the state. In addition, all pregnant women are routinely tested for syphilis to prevent congenital syphilis among newborns.
Risk Reduction
Behavioral risk reduction is carried out through general educational materials distributed throughout the state. Over one million language and education level-appropriate materials are distributed. These focus on abstinence, delay of sexual activity and monogamy, as well as individual diseases and conditions. STD/TB services helps people make healthy choices by explaining the kinds of behaviors that increase risk of STD infection.
Special Reports
STD Technical Bulletins
Where to Go for STD Screening and Treatment
Many local health departments and health care providers offer STD testing and treatment. See your doctor or health care provider right away if you have symptoms. If you do not have a health care provider or cannot access your local health department and wish to get tested right away, go to a local urgent care center, walk-in clinic or hospital emergency room.
Southern Nevada Health District
Sexual Health Clinic
400 Shadow Lane, Suite 106 (Shadow Professional Center)
Las Vegas NV 89106
www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/std-clinic/index.php
STD Clinic
(702) 759-0702
stdclinic@snhdmail.org

Family Partnership
(702) 759-0883
Washoe County Health District
Family Planning Clinic
1001 E 9th St Bldg B
Reno NV 89512
www.co.washoe.nv.us/health

(775) 328-2470
skutz@washoecounty.us
Carson City Health and Human Services
Clinic 900 E Long St
Carson City NV 89706
www.gethealthycarsoncity.org/en/clinic/overview.html

(775) 887-2195
codeenforcement@carson.org

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