With EAC's PrEPared for Life comprehensive prevention program, you've got options! PrEP is a medication taken daily to prevent HIV. Condoms help prevent other STIs. Get tested for HIV/STIs with us or at home in complete privacy. Learn more below.
It helps people who are HIV negative (not living with HIV) reduce their worry about getting HIV. When a person takes PrEP as directed, it is 99% effective at preventing HIV.
PrEP is a powerful tool in helping to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, not everyone knows about PrEP or how to obtain it. Through our PrEPared for Life Program, we can help you find options for enrolling in PrEP services in Arkansas.
Everyone’s situation is different, and everyone should consider whether PrEP is right for them.
PrEP is recommended for:
Many insurance plans, including Medicaid, cover PrEP.
Assistance is also available if you are uninsured or if your co-pay or deductible is too high.
HIV testing is done before starting PrEP because PrEP is only for people without HIV. PrEP also involves HIV/STI testing every 3 months and seeing a medical provider.
PrEP does not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) like syphilis, gonorrhea or chlamydia. Using condoms with PrEP gives you protection from both HIV and most STIs.
Here are five reasons why PrEP may be right for you:
PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention option. Studies have shown PrEP is safe and no serious side effects have been reported.
You can help bring the rate of new HIV transmissions down and end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Arkansas.
If you want to experience pleasure and connections without the concern of HIV, PrEP could be right for you.
PrEP is 99% effective in preventing HIV transmission when taken daily as prescribed. Most health insurance plans cover PrEP, including Medicaid.
Mixed-status couples are using PrEP with great success! HIV doesn't have to stand between you and someone else.
Engaging Arkansas Communities is here to help you navigate the process of finding a provider, getting a prescription, and covering the cost of PrEP, including information on prescription assistance programs.
If you are interested in PrEP, you’ll want to find a provider who is both knowledgeable about PrEP and supportive of your decision. If you have a regular healthcare provider, you can start there. If you don’t have a healthcare provider, you can check the map below for PrEP-friendly providers in your area or contact us for assistance.
A member of our Prevention Team can help you find a PrEP-friendly provider and resources to pay for PrEP in Arkansas.
Join Dwayne for real conversation about protecting your health. Episodes like "Knocking Boots and Bumping Uglies" frame candid discussions on HIV prevention. Sessions feature a variety of guests, topics, and flavors.
*Warning: Explicit language.
Dwayne is active in the fight for equality and HIV advocacy, works in social services, and is a recording artist and dancer. CLICK HERE to read more about Dwayne and other team members at EAC.
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The PrEPared for Life Program and PrEP for the Night Podcast are partially supported by the Arkansas Department of Health through a grant funded, in part, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. All discussion and content are solely the responsibility of each participant and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by Engaging Arkansas Communities, the Arkansas Department of Health, CDC, or the U.S. Government.
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