HIV Testing & Hepatitis C (HCV) Testing
Sexual health is just as important as your physical and emotional health and wellness. ARE offers a variety of sexual health services, including free HIV and Hepatitis C testing on-site in a confidential, judgement-free space. The testing typically takes less than twenty minutes for results. If you do test positive for HIV or HCV, ARE’s Education team will support and educate you on next steps to access care and treatment.
OraQuick tests are currently available for testing at home!
PrEP (HIV Prevention Medication)
Are you looking for prevention methods to help protect you from HIV? ARE offers PrEP navigation to both uninsured and insured community residents. What’s PrEP? PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a preventive medication used to reduce the risk of HIV infection by 92%. PrEP is a HIV combination pill called Truvada. ARE offers PrEP access and support for people looking to reduce their risk of HIV infection. We will help you access PrEP at no cost to you, and link you to medical services and information related to PrEP usage. ARE also offers condoms and related prevention methods for HIV and STD’s, free to the community!
Gender Identity Training
The world is ever-changing and we understand that inclusivity in our home, workplace, and community is vital in order to feel acceptance and equity among our peers. ARE’s Education team offers “Gender Identity” training to health systems, schools, and businesses that educates on the LGBT community, gender, sex, and terminology that help us provide quality services to our consumers, while reducing health disparities, stigma, and discrimination. People in the LGBT community face inequalities in access to health services. We can be the change that helps foster equity among all of our populations in the community.
Here is a comprehensive list of all of ARE’s Prevention Services:
Rapid HIV & HCV testing-free, rapid, confidential, twenty minute tests. Testing on-site at businesses, health centers, schools, etc.
Risk Reduction Counseling-free, confidential, and judgment-free education to reduce HIV risk
HIV 101 Education –free education services for you, your family, or business regarding HIV risk, HIV care, and HIV disease diagnosis, progression, and treatment
PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) Navigation-navigation for those that are insured and uninsured and linkage to information and medical services related to PrEP
Condom Distribution Program-free male, female, and preventive methods for individuals or interested businesses to display via a condom bowl
Coordination with Local Healthcare Systems- to address health disparities and provide linkage and access to PeP (post-exposure prophylaxis) for those that have been sexually assaulted