Ask the Expert: Does PrEP Get Us Closer To Ending HIV?

Description

HIV has been devastating populations since the early 1980s. While there is still no cure, prevention is improving—and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is helping. Taken consistently, PrEP has been shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection by more than 90% in people who are at high risk. Treatment can also help prevent infection in patients who may have been exposed to HIV. Learn about current strategies in preventing HIV transmission, including PrEP and post-exposure prophylaxis, the clinical use of specific agents, adverse effects, and drug interactions.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss current strategies to prevent HIV transmission.
  2. Identify therapeutic agents that can be used in pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis of HIV and describe their adverse effects and drug interaction profiles.
  3. Given various pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis patient cases, formulate an evidence-based care plan.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

Discuss current strategies to prevent HIV transmission.
Identify therapeutic agents that can be used in pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis of HIV and describe their adverse effects and drug interaction profiles.
Given various pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis patient cases, formulate an evidence-based care plan.

 
 
 
Speakers:
Betty
Betty Dong, PharmD
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of California School of Pharmacy
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Pathway: Meeting Highlights Video on Demand
Track: Specialty Pharmacy, Health-System Pharmacy, Clinical Patient Care and Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Saturday, March 25
Time: 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: 
Moscone - Esplanade 307
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-17-054-L02-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .2
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-17-054-L02-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .2
Activity Type:
Application-based