ALFA is here to help! We've partnered with Qcare+ to make getting on PrEP easy! You get high quality compassionate providers, and support from ALFA! All at no cost to you!
If you are uninsured and local, we can get you connected to PrEP at our Prevention Services office at 211 NC 127 S Hickory, NC.
PrEP is a daily medication that can reduce your risk of contracting HIV by about 99% through sex and 74% through injection drug use.
ALFA can assist you in getting PrEPed. Our services include:
Patient Navigation Services
PrEP initiation lab work
linkage to teleprep services
linkage to local providers
financial assistance for labs and office visits
assistance in enrolling in the ACA Marketplace/Obamacare
access to affordable medications
Call our PrEP hotline to speak to a PrEP Patient Navigator. They can help you through the whole process, from finding a provider to help paying for PrEP, free condoms and answers and support as you take charge of your sexual health.
Check out PrEPnc.org for more info on insurance coverage, how PrEP works, where to get it and how to talk to your doctor.
What is PrEP?
PrEP is a daily medication that can reduce your risk of contracting HIV from sex by about 99%. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill contains two medicines that are used in combination with other medicines to treat HIV. When someone is exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, these medicines can work to keep the virus from establishing a permanent infection.
When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 99%. (CDC)
Who should take PrEP?
Anyone who is at high risk of contracting HIV may benefit from PrEP.
Some examples are:
a person who has a sex partner who is HIV positive
a man who has sex with other men, especially if you are a man of color
a person who has a sex partner of unknown HIV status