HIV Resource Center



Resources

Dealing with a health issue requires the right care and tools. Whether you are currently living with HIV, could be at risk for getting the virus, or are a care provider for a person impacted by HIV, Highmark Wholecare wants to help. Visit our HIV resource center to find local services, treatment options, and other resources.

Did you know that any adult age 15-65 should get tested for HIV at least once? 

It is also recommended that anyone with a higher risk for HIV be tested more often.

 HIV can affect anyone regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender or age. However, certain groups are at higher risk for HIV. 

  • Gay and bisexual men of all races and ethnicities 
  • African Americans 
  • Latinos
  • Injection drug users 
  • Transgender individuals
Click here to learn more about the testing guidelines, and more about HIV.

Where to Get Tested

Residents of Pennsylvania can order a free HIV test kit by clicking this link: https://getmyhivtest.com/. In addition to being free, these tests are quick and easy to use from your own home! 

 AIDS Free Pittsburgh maintains an on-going list of local HIV testing sites, PrEP and PEP (for HIV prevention), and HIV treatment resources in Allegheny County. For more information, visit: 

If you do not live in Allegheny County, click the link below to find a place near you to get tested for HIV:https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/Documents/Programs/STD%20PROVIDERS.pdf

HIV Support Group Resources

For information about HIV case management, HIV primary care providers, and/or
support groups for people living with HIV in Allegheny County, please visit:
https://www.aidsfreepittsburgh.org/living-with-hiv
-Click here and search your zip code to find HIV support groups in your area

Pregnancy Resources

-https://hiveonline.org/ 
Pregnant Women, Infants, and Children | Gender | HIV by Group | HIV/AIDS | CDC 
Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV | HIV.gov

Other Resources

Here are some more resources that you may find helpful:
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/HIV/Pages/Links.aspx
https://www.hiv.gov/
https://www.cdc.gov/std/hiv/default.htm
http://www.stophiv.com/

Highmark Wholecare Member Portal

You can find many HIV articles and videos on the member portal! Go to the website, click the Member Portal link at the top of the page or click here. If you have never logged in before, you will need to create an account using your member ID.

Download the HIV Care Options in Allegheny County

A guide to clinics, providers, and the healthcare coverage they accept.

One pill a day to protect against HIV

Learn more by visiting the PrEP website.

Prevention and Treatment Cycle

Download New York City’s HIV Status Neutral Prevention and Treatment Cycle Document



This information is issued on behalf of Highmark Wholecare, coverage by Gateway Health Plan, which is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Highmark Wholecare serves a Medicaid plan to Blue Shield members in 13 counties in central Pennsylvania, as well as, to Blue Cross Blue Shield members in 27 counties in western Pennsylvania. Highmark Wholecare serves Medicare Dual Special Needs plans (D-SNP) to Blue Shield members in 14 counties in northeastern Pennsylvania, 12 counties in central Pennsylvania, 5 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania, and to Blue Cross Blue Shield members in 27 counties in western Pennsylvania.

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