Q: What should I do if an MHLA participant is diagnosed with HIV?
A: A patient enrolled in MHLA who is diagnosed with HIV should be disenrolled from MHLA and should be enrolled in the Ryan White Program.
Q: How can a patient be enrolled in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program?
A: You can find Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program providers and information for enrollment at https://findhivcare.hrsa.gov/.
Q: Does MHLA cover HIV medication?
A: No. People with HIV should be referred to a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provider.
Q: Does MHLA cover PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)?
A: Yes. Please see the MHLA formulary. Patient assistance program application required for PrEP. Prior Authorization required for PEP.
Q: Where can I go for more information?
A: Please contact the Department of Public Health at Division of HIV and STD Programs or at 213-351-8000 or visit http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/dhsp/.