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Get PrEPed to Prevent HIV

PrEP is a medicine that can help prevent HIV. Using PrEP can lower your chances of getting HIV from sex by up to 99 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 medicine that reduces the risk of HIV infection by more than 99 percent. This medication is only effective if you are HIV-negative and use PrEP as prescribed. PrEP is an ongoing daily pill or shot given every other month for people who may be exposed to HIV in the future. Reduce your chance of acquiring syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia by taking Doxy-PEP.

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 use 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 use PrEP as recommended, you will be 99 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. If you're interested in learning more about reducing your risk of these STIs, ask your health care provider about adding Doxy-PEP into your prevention strategy.

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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