About the Program

Since 2008, NWA Equality has worked to educate and reduce the transmission of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) in Northwest Arkansas.

The Get Checked Campaign provides free HIV testing, counseling, and resources to more than one hundred clients annually. We collaborate with regional HIV/AIDS organizations, local businesses, and the Arkansas Department of Health to provide services to individuals in need of testing, education, outreach, and support.

While our organization primarily serves the LGBTQ community, Get Checked is open and free to everyone. Schedule your next appointment through our online system by clicking here.  

Getting Tested

As the HIV prevention landscape changes and methods expand beyond condoms, specifically PrEP and undetectable viral loads, we must continue to test for HIV and other STIs to ensure we are detecting and treating early. Unless you show symptoms, or if a partner has notified you of an STI diagnosis, you should test three to four times per year.

Below are some frequently asked questions about getting tested.

How The Test Works

Starting an effective testing routine is as simple as booking your first appointment! NWA Equality's facilitators are trained by the Arkansas Department of Health to perform and counsel clients on risk reduction and education. Below are some of our most common questions about the testing process.