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Arkansas RAPPS, Incorporated offers health education and linkage to care services across Arkansas.

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World AIDS Day 2018: Pathways to Health Equity!

2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day, which is celebrated every year all over the world on 1st of December to raise the public awareness about AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome), which is caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Currently, according to AIDSVu, there are 5,308 individuals living with HIV in Arkansas. As of 2017, AIDS has killed between 28.9 million and 41.5 million people worldwide, and an estimated 36.7 million people are living with HIV, making it one of the most important global public health issues in recorded history. Thanks to recent improved access to antiretroviral treatment in many regions of the world, the death rate from AIDS epidemic has decreased since its peak in 2005 (1 million in 2016, compared to 1.9 million in 2005). Arkansas RAPPS encourages everyone to be in the game to end new HIV infections in Arkansas!

Arkansas RAPPS partners for 2018-2019 Prevention Projects!

Beginning October 1st, Arkansas RAPPS has established a partnership with Future Builders, Incorporated in a response to Arkansas's 2018-2019 Prevention and Hepatitis C Funding cycle. The entities will launch their Tri-County Assessment Project and Pathways 2 Connect initiative to address the continuing need for HIV/ Hep C screenings, counseling, linkage to care and referrals in targeted communities. Each project will collaborate with local organizations, agencies and other stakeholders in offering support services, educational opportunities, capacity building and content for social media and web channels. For more information use our contact page. 

Arkansas RAPPS is dedicated to "connecting" to the systems that impact the lives of LGBTQ communities and beyond. Clicking on the images above will deliver you to supportive information concerning transgender and gender non-conforming Arkansans and how to "Take Action Now" to contact both your state and national leadership. 

The Campaign for Southern Equality link features the newly updated, "Trans in the South" resource guide where you’ll find lists of trans-friendly service providers – from doctors to attorneys to counselors – across the South as well as resources to assist with funding medical transition and access to the LGBT South newsletter.

Arkansas RAPPS Launches Prep 2 Live!

 Arkansas RAPPS in conjunction with primary sponsor, Greater Delta Health Alliance and partners, Arkansas HIV Planning Group, Community Connectors, and HRC Arkansas Prep Task Force, launched the state's the first PrEP awareness campaign in 2017. The initiative was coupled with over 150 HIV test completed in six Walgreen's locations across the state which included a campaign casting call, social media ad placements, live feeds, and branded PrEP marketing materials. Added to the campaign is the P2L website at www.P2L.com, the PrEP locator at www.pleaseprepme.org and Prep Navigation Resouces by clicking the P2L logo.

Are you ready Arkansas to "Get Prepped to Live Once A Day!" 

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Is Taking PrEP the Right Choice for You?

Since late-2010, when the first data showed that PrEP is an effective HIV prevention intervention, PrEP’s implementation has been piecemeal and incomplete, especially in Arkansas. We believe that this important modality must be a part of our forward-looking vision to decreasing new HIV infections and we support the use of this life-saving strategy as a part of our health navigation services. For access to PrEP services contact our partner provider, Infectious Disease Resource Group at 501.661-0037 or www.littlerockid.com 

Click on the PrEP Locator image at the right to access Prep in your area!

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Certified HIV Testing

Our HIV testing activities are designed to increase knowledge of HIV status, encourage risk reduction and secure needed referrals for appropriate medical, prevention, and partner notification counseling and referral services. We offer FREE & CONFIDENTIAL HIV Testing. (We use the Oraquick HIV Antibody Tests – No blood, no needles. Results in 20 minutes) We are a CLIA approved organization.

Motivated Counseling

We offer an intensive, individualized, counseling program for adopting and maintaining HIV risk reduction behaviors. This program is designed for persons living with HIV/AIDS and who may struggle with issues such as substance abuse, and physical and mental health challenges that may pose as barriers to maintaining risk reduction behaviors.

Community Engagement, Internet Outreach & Mobile Testing

Outreach happens during non-traditional hours at locations throughout the central region and beyond, to deliver tailored and appropriate messages and materials to encourage safe sex, risk reduction and the importance of knowing your HIV status. We also feature our Internet prevention and outreach focuses on HIV/STD prevention, education and awareness on social media websites and chatrooms to encourage safe sex, risk reduction. Clients reached through these services can schedule a Mobile Testing appointment to be done in their safe spaces.

Linkage to Care ( L2C)

The linkage to care (L2C) services offers one-on-one direct assistance for people living with HIV who are newly diagnosed or those who may have difficulties staying in medical care. The goal of the Linkage to care service is to help individuals reduce barriers to care, become virally suppressed, and become self-sustainable.

24 hour support once learning your diagnosis

Transportation to care coordination and medical appointments

Helping you communicate with your providers by sitting-in on appointments (medical, mental health, case manager)

Helping with medication (reminders, encouragement, questions, medication pick-up)

Assistance with setting and achieving goals related to employment, housing, and education.

Helping connect you to necessary resources within the community.

Our linkage to care staff believes in putting the client first. We sit down with you, help you address your needs, and help you come up with a plan for success. Our staff is friendly, helpful, and non-judgmental.

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Arkansas RAPPS, Incorporated

P.O. Box 166061

Little Rock, Arkansas 72216

501-353-1113

501-349-7777 (mobile)