Pharmacists as providers of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis

Bruno, Christine; Saberi, Parya
December 2012
International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy;Dec2012, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p803
Academic Journal
The efficacy of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been demonstrated in four clinical trials to date; however, the success of PrEP is largely dependent on high levels of medication adherence. Due to their extensive experience and expertise in medication adherence counseling, as well as their ability to monitor and manage medication adverse effects and drug-drug interactions, clinical pharmacists are well-equipped to play a key role in effective PrEP utilization. Here we discuss reasons favoring the establishment of a protocol-based, pharmacist-run PrEP clinic.


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