GEMS takes exceptional care to maintain the confidentiality of all members and dependants who are living with HIV and who register on the GEMS HIV Management Programme. The programme is managed by a team of healthcare professionals.
Please call 0860 436 736 if you have accidentally been exposed to HIV so that appropriate post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can be arranged to prevent HIV infection.
PEP is only provided to HIV-negative patients with possible exposure to HIV, and for a limited time.
It is important to remember that HIV post-exposure prophylaxis must be taken within 72 hours (3 days) of exposure for it to be effective.
Who is pre-exposure prophylaxis for?
Pre-exposure prophylaxis is suitable for people of any sex, gender, and sexual orientation.
Please call 0860 436 736 if you need to prevent yourself from contracting HIV so that appropriate Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can be arranged for you.
Step 1:Beneficiaries who do not know their HIV status can ask their doctor or clinic to test them. GEMS will pay for this test from the preventative screening benefit from risk, and your day-to-day or savings benefit will not be affected. The doctor will be informed of the test results.
Step 2: Beneficiaries who are known to be HIV-positive can download the form from the GEMS website or request that a form be sent to them using the ‘please call me’ option via 083 843 6764. Beneficiaries can also send an email to email@example.com or call 0860 436 736 (Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm, and Saturday from 8am to 12pm).
The next step is to visit your doctor for:
Step 4: Completed forms, test results and prescriptions are to be emailed in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 5: The GEMS HIV Disease Management Programme team will contact the beneficiary to discuss the outcome of the application.