Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PReP) is a medication for people who are vulnerable to HIV. Studies show that taking PrEP is 99% effective in protecting against HIV if taken as directed.
PrEP might be right for you If you are HIV negative and experience one or more of the following:
- have a sexual partner who is HIV +
- had anal or vaginal sex without a condom in the last 6 months
- have been diagnosed with an STD/STI in the last 6 months
- inject drugs or have an injection partner with HIV
Schedule an appointment with our PrEP Navigator to discuss PrEP.
Support and guidance is avaialble for all of your PrEP needs.
PrEP Prescription Program Assistance
if you are unisured AARC can help pay for your prescription. *Funding restrictions may apply.
Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
HIV protection for emergency situations.
Learn the basics of HIV, including treatment and prevention methods.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an appointment to get PrEP?
Yes, you need an appointment to get prescribed PrEP. However, if you would like a PrEP screening you do not need an appt. You can get screened for PrEP at your HIV/STI test. Walkins for this service are welcome.
I do not have health insurance and I cannot afford PrEP. What are my options?
AARC has a prescription assistance program for uninsured people. The program covers the cost of the medicine, office visit and lab work. Contact our PrEP Navigator to learn more. *Funding restrictions may apply.
What's the difference between PrEP and PEP?
PrEP is medication that reduces the risk of HIV. While on PrEP you do not get exposed to HIV. PEP stands for Post Exposure Prophylaxis. PEP is for people who have possibly been exposed to HIV.
How well does PEP work?
If taken within 72 hours of HIV exposure, PEP is highly effective in preventing HIV. We still reccommed you use condoms with partners while taking PEP.
Does AARC provide the new PrEP injectable Apretude?
Yes, we do. Contact our clinic for questions or to schedule an appointment.