Pharmacists can play a critical role in the care of persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This activity will provide an overview of the history, epidemiology, pathophysiology, and viral targets of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Additionally, the different classes of antiretrovirals will be discussed, including the mechanism of action, common side effects, and limitations or special considerations which are unique to specific agents. The pharmacist’s role in adherence will be discussed, as well as the treatment of patients, including special populations (e.g., pediatric patients, elderly).
This course is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy to fulfill the HIV/AIDS licensure renewal requirements outlined in Rule 64B16-26.103. Credit cannot be awarded toward your general license
For more information visit the HIV Therapy: Disease Management and Treatment Optimization (HIV renewal requirement) program website.