Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
Meet our team:
- Dana Nguyen BSN, RN, CIC, Program Manager
- Brandy Benedict DNP, MN, RN, Public Health Nurse
- Flavia Altamirano, Disease Intervention Specialist
- Joe Duarte, Disease Intervention Specialist
- Doris Sanders, Disease Intervention Specialist
- Monica Thompson , HIV Specialist
- Sandi Kendrick, Community Health Educator
What are STDs?
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are very common. Millions of new infections occur every year in the United States.
STDs are passed from one person to another through sexual activity including vaginal, oral, and anal sex. They can also be passed from one person to another through intimate physical contact, though this is not very common.
STDs don’t always cause symptoms or may only cause mild symptoms, so it is possible to have an infection and not know it. That is why it is important to get tested if you are having sex. If you are diagnosed with an STD, know that all can be treated with medicine and some can be cured entirely.
STDs are preventable. If you have sex, know how to protect yourself and your sexual partners from STDs.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn more about STDs, HIV, and Hepatitis.
STD HIV Testing Resources
Most healthcare providers offer testing and care. If you do not have a provider or insurance that covers testing and treatment, please see the list below for more resources:
- Cascade AIDS Project - operated in partnership with Clark County Public Health - (MSM/LGBTQ+ and any high-risk individual)
- Planned Parenthood
- Sea Mar Community Health
- HIV Testing Services
- Options 360 (Women only)
If you have further questions about STD testing, treatment, or if your partner has tested positive for a STD and you would like help, please call a Disease Intervention Specialist at 564.397.8082.
Our clinic is operated as a partnership between Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) and Clark County Public Health (CCPH). We strive to provide a welcoming space for LGBTQ+ individuals to access STD and HIV screening and prevention services in Clark County.
Screening services for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Treatment can be provided for chlamydia and/or gonorrhea. Please bring a photo ID with you as our services are confidential, but not anonymous.
Safer sex supplies are also available!
100 E. 33rd St., Suite 201A
CCPH STD Program: 564.397.8082
Important Note: Syphilis testing requires a blood draw. Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing require urine collection. Please be sure you are hydrated and have eaten before coming in for testing.
- Testing for HIV Fourth Generation Rapid Test - results in 20 minutes
- Testing for STD screening for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis - results in 1 week
- Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) education and referral
- Treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea
- Referral for syphilis treatment
Court Ordered HIV Testing
Your healthcare provider can provide you with an HIV test. You may also use the resources listed above in order to obtain an HIV test. If none of those options work for you, please call 564.397.8254.
STD and HIV Resources
Includes patient-friendly information and handouts on all STDs, HIV, and Hepatitis
Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT)
For guidance and information on prescribing EPT, please navigate to the Clark County EPT website:
Contact Dana Nguyen, 360 524 1167 or via email at email@example.com