Learning to live with HIV can be overwhelming.
Learning you have HIV is serious news. Emotions and fear will race in your mind. They can take control of your life. It doesn’t have to be that way. We can help. You don’t have to go through this alone. HIV is manageable and there are people, agencies, and programs who care and will help those living with HIV get started.
Connect to Care.
Starting HIV treatment as soon as possible is one of the most important steps you can take.
HIV treatment can help:
- Reduce the damage HIV does inside your body
- Protect and improve your immune system
- Lower your viral load to undetectable—so low it can’t be measured by a test
- Lower the chance of passing HIV to others
Get help paying for medications, medical care, dental care, counseling, health insurance and medical transportation.* Support is available to those without insurance or who lack enough insurance.
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*Ryan White services subject to availability and eligibility.
Treatment and care is a lifetime commitment. Peer-led talks with people who know what you are going through can help. ARcare is committed to empowering you to manage HIV and your ongoing emotional health.
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Did you recently move to Arkansas from a different state?
Ryan White programs differ from state to state. Ryan White eligibility and benefits are based on the state where you live. You will always be required to re-enroll when accessing Ryan White benefits in a different state. If you moved from a state with greater access to care, you may be surprised or frustrated at how services in Arkansas may differ. Our case managers are here to help you through this. They will help you connect to services in your new Arkansas community.
Get Help Paying for HIV Services
The Ryan White program helps people living with HIV who have little or no insurance get the help they need to live a better life. The program works with states and cities to offer this care to more than half a million people with HIV each year. Only people with HIV can apply. An enrollment application must be completed at an intake appointment at one of our Positive Connection Access Centers in the state.
Applicants must provide documentation to show eligibility:
- proof of HIV status
- proof of residency in Arkansas
- proof of household size
- proof of income from all sources
- insurance cards (if you have insurance at time of enrollment)
Contact us to schedule an intake with a case manager near you to determine program eligibility and enroll in Ryan White case management services.