How Q Care Plus Works: Get PrEP the Easy Way

How Q Care Plus Works: Get PrEP the Easy Way

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a once-daily pill that prevents HIV if taken as prescribed. It’s a great tool to add to your sexual health regimen, but the “getting on it” part hasn’t always been focused on YOUR needs.

The old way of getting on PrEP can cost.  Not to mention you’d need an in-person visit to your doctor every three months. Let’s be real: That’s not easy or affordable.

But getting on PrEP with Q Care Plus can save you time and money so that you can get back to focusing on living your best life. If you’re looking to join the 300,000+ people in the US who currently take PrEP (and you want to do it without leaving your house!), Q Care Plus is here for you!

Continue reading to learn how.

Who is Q Care Plus For?

Let’s go back to the basics: What is PrEP and who is it for?

PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a once-daily pill that, if taken as prescribed, reduces the risk of getting HIV by up to 99%.

Q Care Plus’ services are for all HIV-negative adults (18 years of age and older) living in the United States who are sexually active or thinking about becoming sexually active. This includes men, women, nonbinary people, gender non-conforming people, LGBTQIA+ folks, and straight people. We warmly welcome patients from all walks of life, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

For a long time, people thought PrEP was only for men who were sleeping with men. But there has been an increase in cases of HIV among straight people, with 23% of all new cases affecting this demographic.  What’s more, studies show that straight women of color and men of color who sleep with men are often disproportionately impacted by HIV.

PrEP, just like birth control and condoms, is a way to take care of yourself and invest in your sexual wellness. And with Q Care Plus, there’s no more trying to find an inclusive provider. No more sitting in a waiting room. No more fees, just more fun!

PrEP and HIV Experts  Who Respect LGBTQIA+ Folks

Unfortunately, 1 in 8 LGBTQIA+ people live in states where doctors can legally refuse to provide them with medical services.  If you’re part of the LGBTQIA+ community, you know how stressful it can be to find a provider you can trust.

You’ll never have to worry about that with Q Care Plus. Our team of more than 50 providers specializes in LGBTQIA+ health care, and they’re all certified in HIV treatment and prevention.

PrEP in Four Easy Steps

Ready to get PrEP’d quickly, affordably, and discreetly? Creating your patient profile is the first step to getting started. Just go to Q Care Plus’ patient enrollment page.

Once there, you’ll be taken through a series of questions.

Here’s the deal: We’ll only ask for the information our providers need to know. This includes contact information, date of birth, insurance status, and a few other details.

If you’re undocumented, that’s totally fine! When asked for your social security number, just enter all zeros. Our providers will know what that means and note this in your patient profile.

Creating a patient profile takes most users less than five minutes.

Virtual  Provider Visits

Once that step is completed, our website will prompt you to schedule a quick 15-20 minute call with one of our providers. In some states, same-day appointments are available for you, so you can get the ball rolling fast!

We’ll email you the patient appointment link. This confidential link is specialized to you, and our virtual clinic system is HIPPA-compliant. That means you’ll never have to worry about the safety of your health information.

During your initial call, our provider will ask you questions like “When was the last time you had sex?” or “How many sexual partners do you have?” or “How often are you having sex?”

They ask these questions to understand your needs and provide better overall care.

At-Home Testing Made Easy

Once you’ve met with a provider, the next step is to test at home. But, if you’d like to test in person, our team can arrange an appointment for you at a local lab.

Your overall sexual health is important to us, and we want to support your care journey if we can. So, we not only test for HIV but for a panel of STIs (sexually transmitted infections).  You’ll need to repeat the testing process every three months just to monitor your sexual health status, but our providers will contact you when your next test is due and send it to you in a timely fashion.

If everything comes back negative, our providers will talk to you about what to expect from getting on PrEP and how they’ll monitor any potential symptoms you have.

For peace of mind, our providers are also available outside of your regularly scheduled calls. If you ever have a question or need to get in touch, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

What if My Test Results are Positive?

Knowing your status is key to enjoying a sex-positive lifestyle. If your results come back positive on your test, you’re not alone.

Our team will help find local resources so you can take advantage of the numerous treatment options available today.

In fact, when it comes to HIV, the scientific community has proven that U=U, which means Undetectable=Untransmittable. If your viral load is undetectable you cannot transmit HIV to any sexual partner.

Win-win!

Get PrEP Delivered!

After you’ve completed your provider visit and your labs are complete, we’ll work with a local Avita Pharmacy or another partner pharmacy to get you started on PrEP.

Then we’ll deliver PrEP directly to your door in discreet packaging, so you never have to worry about a nosy neighbor or someone you live with meddling in your private health care business.

Discreet and Confidential

Since the rise of telehealth, one of the most common concerns people have is related to confidentiality. In fact, 43% of patients thinking about using telehealth services are worried about their privacy.

Q Care Plus is a HIPPA-compliant provider, and we promise that your information is private and confidential.

All of our software is HIPPA compliant, and we will never store or share your information anywhere that isn’t safe.

So what are you waiting for? Learning about getting on PrEP the safe, affordable, and easy way today!

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Megan Standhaft

Megan Standhaft

Megan Standhaft (she/they) is a public health communication professional with 7+ years of experience in a variety of public health sectors, including water insecurity, domestic violence prevention, sexual violence prevention, and HIV prevention. They believe that creating relatable, fun, people-centered content about pertinent issues is the only way to continue driving change. Megan is also a public speaker, having the opportunity to speak at The White House Gender and Policy Council, The Jana's Campaign National Conference, the National Domestic Violence Hotline webinar events, and more.

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