HIV Prevention

Bliss PrEP Program

PrEP is an abbreviation for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: an HIV prevention strategy that currently involves taking a pill once a day to reduce the probability of acquiring HIV. Bliss has designed a prevention program to provide care for all patients concerned with contracting HIV. This program implements a test-and-treat model where patients can go home with a diagnosis and medicine the same day. Bliss believes patients with little or no insurance coverage should not have any out-of-pocket expenses to have their medication and lab tests done.

For patients interested in the program but are unsure if insurance covers PrEP, Bliss would like to inform future patients that many insurance plans, as well Medicare and Medicaid, do cover PrEP. However, patients should verify with their insurance policies. Bliss’ Care Managers and medical staff are more than happy to assist.

Bliss will soon provide a home delivery testing kit (for those patients who prefer testing in the privacy of their home). Patients are also welcome to do the testing at Bliss, where specialized and skilled nurses are ready to help.