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Get PrEPed to Prevent HIV

PrEP is a daily pill taken to reduce your risk of HIV by 90 percent. Our supportive health center staff can help you determine whether it's right for you.

Make an appointment at any of our health centers in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

What is PrEP? 

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily oral pill that reduces the risk of HIV infection by more than 90 percent. This medication is only effective if you are HIV-negative and take PrEP daily. 

PrEP is offered at each of our health centers in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

Who is PrEP for? 

PrEP is for anyone who is HIV-negative and at risk of contracting HIV from sexual activities or intravenous drug use. PrEP is especially recommended for those with a partner(s) with unknown STI status, an HIV-positive status, and/or individuals who do not regularly use condoms during sexual activities. 

What are the side effects of PrEP?

PrEP is very safe. No serious problems have been reported in people who are taking PrEP.

PrEP may cause side effects like nausea, loss of appetite, and headaches. These side effects aren’t dangerous and they usually get better with time, once your body gets used to PrEP. 

PrEP and Condoms

If you do not use condoms but take PrEP as recommended every day, you will be 90 percent protected from HIV during sexual activities. However, PrEP does not protect you from other STIs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or syphilis, nor does PrEP prevent pregnancy. PrEP for sex with both!

Is it safe to take birth control and PrEP?

Yes, to date, research shows that hormonal birth control drugs do NOT interact with PrEP.

What is PrEP?

What is PrEP?

Check out this video from Planned Parenthood Federation of America on all things PrEP!

How do I get PrEP? 

Call and make an appointment at one of our health centers. Your appointment will include a PrEP counseling session and an HIV test. 

PEP: Emergency pill after exposure

PEP is a post-exposure prevention method that’s used after you may have been exposed to HIV. If you’ve recently taken PEP after being exposed to HIV, consider adding PrEP to your daily routine. PEP depends on you being able to determine that you may have been exposed to HIV within 72 hours of sexual contact and access care. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, make an appointment at one of our health centers to get an HIV test.

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