PharmBlue offers services to Support HIV Prevention

Are you concerned about becoming HIV positive? Talk with your physician about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis)



PrEP - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

What is PrEP?

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. When someone is exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use, the medication can work to keep the virus from establishing a permanent infection.

When taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection in people who are at high risk by up to 92%.

PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool and can be combined with condoms and other prevention methods to provide even greater protection than when used alone. People who use PrEP must commit to taking the drug every day and must see their health care provider for follow-up every three months.

Talking with Your Physician About PrEP

Number 1

Before your appointment

  • Schedule a time to meet with your health care provider. Your doctor can help you to decide if PrEP would be a good choice for you.
  • Do research. Make a list of reasons that you think that PrEP would be a good choice for you.
  • Think about your routine, especially things that might make it easy or hard to take a daily medication.
  • Make a health history list for your doctor. Include any past illnesses or concerns you have, as well as a list of your current medications (including supplements, herbs, etc.).
  • Make sure a translator is available or bring someone who can translate if you would prefer to speak a language other than English during your appointment.
Number 2

During your appointment

  • Be clear. Tell your doctor that you are interested in PrEP right away
  • Do not be shy. Give your doctor all the details about your life that could be important to your health. Don’t worry about being judged.
  • If your sex life is a hard topic to talk about, say that to your doctor. It will help to start the conversation.
  • If your sex life is a hard topic to talk about, say that to your doctor. It will help to start the conversation.
  • Take notes during your visit so that you can remember what your doctor said.
Number 3

After your appointment

  • Review your notes or any information provided by your doctor.
  • Consider your options. Your doctor gave you a lot of information. Now it is up to you to make the right decision for you.
  • Call your doctor if you have more questions. Ask to speak to a nurse if your doctor is unavailable.
  • Schedule tests or follow-up appointments your doctor requested.
  • Get your results if you had tests done at your appointment.
  • If you feel comfortable, you may want to discuss this choice with your partners, family, or friends.
Questions

Questions for Your Physician

  • Am I a good candidate for PrEP?
  • What other options can I use to lower my risk of getting HIV infection?
  • How effective would PrEP be at reducing my risk of HIV infection?
  • Are there any side effects?
  • Can you prescribe PrEP for me here?
  • Are there ways to help me pay for PrEP if I need assistance?
  • Are you willing to prescribe and manage PrEP for me?
  • How often will I have to be tested for HIV?
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Additional questions for women:

  • Can PrEP help me to get pregnant safely if my partner has HIV?
  • Can I take PrEP if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Medication Management

Services

  • Adherence and Medication Management: Specialized packaging, refill reminders, and Pharmacy Care Team support.
  • Home Delivery Service: Confidential medication delivery to a location of your choice.
  • 24/7 Support: Private communication with a pharmacist whenever you need them.
Specialized Packaging—Right-On-Time Packs

Specialized Packaging—Right-On-Time Packs

PharmBlue has developed unique packaging specifically to help with adherence. We offer a 7-day or 30-day supply. Our Right-On-Time Packs include:

  • Comprehensive pharmacy labeling.
  • Detailed description of pill appearance and numeric identifier.
  • Color coded icons specific to time of day.
  • On-the-go portable packaging.
  • Multi-lingual printing available.
  • Optional perforation for enhanced portability.
  • Easy to open.

Refill Management

Reminders

Reminders

Taking your medication as prescribed is critical to your health. Our Pharmacy Care Team monitors upcoming refill needs and contacts you to remind you of upcoming refills and discuss issues or concerns you may have.

Synchronization

Synchronization

If you take multiple medications, PharmBlue will work with you, your providers, and your insurance company to synchronize refills so you can refill all your medications at the same time. On average, our patients take more than five medications, often prescribed by multiple providers. Our Pharmacy Care Team minimizes confusion and reduces the stress of adherence by filling all your medications at the same time.

Prior Authorizations

Prior Authorizations

The Pharmacy Care Team uses a proprietary, web-based tool to submit prior authorization paperwork. We work with your providers to obtain and submit all necessary information, so you don’t have to do it yourself.

Home Delivery Service

Home Delivery Service

Because we understand that convenience and privacy matter, PharmBlue offers confidential home delivery service to a location of your choice.

Please call 855.779.4720 to enroll with PharmBlue Specialty Pharmacy today.