You can lower your risk of HIV with PrEP. Easily get care without going to the doctor’s office. You can test for HIV at home and visit with us online. It’s easy, private and affordable to start PrEP medication. If PrEP pills are a good fit, we will mail them to you!

Learn About HIV

HIV is a virus.¹ It attacks cells in your body. HIV spreads through direct contact with blood, semen, vaginal fluid, rectal fluid or breast milk from someone with HIV. In 2020, there were over 13,000 people in Missouri living with HIV. Of this number, about 1,039 of those people were in Southwest Missouri.² 

Most people think there is still a stigma with HIV.3 It’s time to change that! People with HIV have long, happy and successful lives with medication and treatment.

Anyone can get HIV.

HIV testing is basic care. Everyone should get tested at some point. There’s no shame in taking care of yourself.

It’s better to know if you have HIV.

Knowledge is power when it comes to your health. You can test at our clinics or from home. Get a free HIV self-test kit today.

You can prevent HIV.

PrEP medication lowers your risk of getting HIV.⁴⁻⁷ Daily PrEP is for people who do not have HIV but are more likely to get it.

Your HIV Prevention Steps

1 Free HIV testing

HIV testing is free at Jordan Valley. You can walk into our clinics and test without an appointment. You can also get a free HIV test kit to do at home. You will follow up with a doctor online if you test from home.

2 PrEP medication

PrEP is a daily pill that prevents HIV. We mail PrEP pills to you. They come with no distinct labels on the box. How you get PrEP care is your choice. You can visit our clinics or choose virtual care.

I don't use protection during sex.

Yes, get tested!

I have sex with multiple partners. Yes, get tested!

Yes, get tested!


Yes, get tested!

Should You Get

Some things increase your risk. For example, having sex without condoms or sharing injection tools puts you at a higher risk for HIV. Your risk also increases if your partner does these things or lives with HIV.

HIV prevention starts with getting tested. Once you get your test results, talk with a doctor to see if PrEP is right for you.

How It Works

Starting PrEP is easy and private. You will visit with a doctor online and have PrEP medication mailed to your home. Read the steps below.

Set up an online visit with our doctors and healthcare team.

We will send you a free self-test kit. Follow the steps on the HIV test. You can scan the QR code in the testing kit for video instructions. Send it back to us once complete.

We will go over your results with you. We may prescribe PrEP pills or more care.

If prescribed, we will send your PrEP pills in the mail. They arrive with no labels, so you have privacy! The mailman won’t know, and neither will your roommate.

Meet Your HIV PrEP Team


Talk to a Doctor at Home

Start preventative care from the comfort of your home. See if PrEP is a good fit for you.

Common Questions About PrEP

How do I get PrEP for HIV?

You get PrEP from a healthcare provider. Your provider will write you a prescription if PrEP is right for you.

What PrEP medications are out there?

Truvada® and Descovy® are FDA-approved PrEP pills. Taking Truvada® or Descovy® as recommended reduces your chance of getting HIV.

Truvada® is for those at risk through sex and injection drug use.8 Descovy® is for those at risk through sex. However, Descovy® for PrEP is not for people assigned female at birth who are at risk of getting HIV from vaginal sex.9

Is there a generic PrEP pill?

Yes! There is a generic PrEP pill. Both generic and brand-name PrEP pills are highly effective at preventing HIV.

What is injectable PrEP?

Apretude® is the only FDA-approved PrEP shot.10 If you have trouble with PrEP pills, ask your provider about injectable PrEP.

If I'm on PrEP, do I need to wear condoms?

Yes! PrEP only helps prevent HIV. Wearing condoms helps prevent unwanted pregnancy and other sexually transmitted infections.

What's the difference between PrEP and PEP?

PrEP is preventative. PrEP pills are for people who have not been exposed to HIV.

You take PEP medicine after being exposed to HIV.

How do I know if I have HIV?

It’s impossible to tell if someone has HIV by looking at them. People who have HIV may not look or feel sick. The only way to know if you are living with HIV is to get tested.

How much does PrEP cost?

The Affordable Care Act makes PrEP free under almost all health insurance plans. If you are uninsured, we work with you to make PrEP possible. The Ready, Set, PrEP program provides free PrEP medicine.

HIV testing at Jordan Valley is free.

Does insurance cover PrEP?

Most insurance plans cover PrEP. We work with your insurance to make PrEP affordable.

Will people know I've started PrEP?

PrEP is private. You choose how to get care. You can come into our clinics or request virtual visits. With virtual visits, you can talk to doctors from home.

You don’t have to go to the pharmacy. We mail PrEP pills to you in a plain package. The box and labels do not say “HIV” or give away any information.

Additional Resources

  1. “HIV and AIDS: The Basics.” National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
  2. “2020 Missouri HIV Care Continuum.” Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and Bureau of Reportable Disease Informatics, 2020,
  3. Ellis, Sarah Kate. “2022 State of HIV Stigma Report.” GLAAD, GLAAD and Gilead COMPASS Initiative®, 30 Nov. 2022,
  4. Robert, Grant M, et al. “Preexposure Chemoprophylaxis for HIV Prevention in Men Who Have Sex …” The New England Journal of Medicine, Massachusetts Medical Society, 30 Dec. 2010,
  5. Grant, Robert M, et al. “Uptake of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, Sexual Practices, and…” The Lancet, 22 July 2014,
  6. Marcus, Julia L, et al. “Redefining Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Preexposure Prophylaxis Failures.” Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 65, Issue 10, 15 November 2017, Pages 1768–1769,
  7. Volk, Jonathan A, et al. “No New HIV Infections With Increasing Use of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis in a Clinical Practice Setting.” Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 61, Issue 10, 15 November 2015, Pages 1601–1603,
  8. “What Is Truvada®?” TRUVADA® (Elvitegravir, Cobicistat, Emtricitabine, Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate),
  9. “Learn about DESCOVY® (EMTRICITABINE 200 Mg and Tenofovir Alafenamide 25 Mg) Tablets at” DESCOVY for PrEP® (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis),
  10. “Apretude (Cabotegravir).” Long-Acting PrEP | APRETUDE (Cabotegravir),