HIV Cover

HIV and AIDS can be a sensitive matter, whether one has the condition or not. Our skilled and professional consultants respect your right to privacy and will help you get access to clinically sound and cost-effective treatment for your individual case.

We will always deal with each case with complete confidentiality.

You need to register on the HIV CARE programme

The HIV Care Programme, together with your Premier Plus GP, will help you actively manage your condition. The programme gives you and your Premier Plus GP access to various tools to monitor and manage your condition and to ensure you get high-quality coordinated healthcare and the best outcomes.

A Premier Plus GP is a network GP who has contracted with us to provide you with high quality healthcare for your condition.

When you register for our HIV Care Programme and choose a Premier Plus GP to manage your condition, you are covered for the care you need, which includes additional cover for social workers.

To register on the Discovery HIV Care Programme:


Designated service providers (DSPs) for HIV


You can be assured of confidentiality at all times. You need to get your medicine from a DSP to avoid a 20% co-payment.

MedXpress is the designated service provider for HIV medicines for all members registered on the HIV Care Programme. Members on a Smart plan also have the option to use their selected designated network pharmacy (Clicks or Dis-Chem) for their HIV medicine.

Premier Plus GPs

You have full cover for GPs who are on the Premier Plus HIV GP Network and specialists who have a payment arrangement with us. If you don’t use a healthcare provider who we have an arrangement with, you will be responsible for any shortfall between what the provider charges and what Discovery Health Medical Scheme pays.

  • If you are on a Priority, Saver or Core Plan, you must use a Premier Plus HIV Network GP to manage your condition to avoid a 20% co-payment.
  • If you are on a Smart plan, you must choose a doctor who is on both the Smart and Premier Plus HIV Network to avoid a 20% co-payment.
  • If you are on a KeyCare plan, you must choose a doctor who is on both the KeyCare and Premier Plus HIV GP Network to avoid a 20% co-payment.

We encourage all eligible providers to partner with us on the Premier Plus networks. Please confirm with your treating healthcare professional if they have contracted onto the network to avoid co-payments.

Click here to find a Premier Plus GP near you.

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