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Primer on Prevention and Treatment of HIV Infection
This activity is for pharmacists and is sponsored by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC
(PHE). There has been no commercial support for this activity.
David Cluck, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP
Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Disease
Department of Pharmacy Practice
East Tennessee State University - Gatton College of Pharmacy
Johnson City, TN
David Cluck, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP has no relevant affiliation or financial relationship or
relationship to products or devices with a commercial interest related to the content of this
activity to disclose.
The following reviewer, Emily Huesge, Pharm D, BCACP, AAHIVP, hereby states she has no
relevant affiliation or financial relationship or relationship to products or devices with a
commercial interest related to the content of this activity to disclose.
Susanne Batesko, RN, BSN, Robin Carrino, L. Michael Posey, BSPharm, MA, and Jeannette
Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP, as well as the planners, managers, and other individuals, not
previously disclosed, who are in a position to control the content of Postgraduate Healthcare
Education (PHE) continuing education (CE) activities hereby state that they have no relevant
conflicts of interest and no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices during
the past 12 months to disclose in relation to this activity. We are committed to providing
participants with a quality learning experience and to improve clinical outcomes without
promoting the financial interests of a proprietary business.
Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Credits: 3.0 hours (0.30 ceu)
Published: July 15, 2016
Expires: July 31, 2018
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Fee Information: $6.97
Estimated time to complete activity: 180 minutes
This accredited activity has been designed for pharmacists.
HOW TO EARN CREDIT
During the period July 15, 2016 through July 31, 2018 participants must 1) read the learning
objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; and 3) complete the post-test
and the evaluation form. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer
then proceed to the next question. Once completed, click on Grade Exam at the bottom of the
page. Your post-test will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the post-test
(score of 70% or higher), your statement of participation will be made available immediately.
Click on the View Statement of Participation link and print the statement for your records. If
you receive a score lower than 70%, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not
pass the post-test. You will have 2 opportunities to pass the post-test. To receive Credit, you
must provide your date of birth and NABP number. All Credit information will be uploaded into
CPE monitor within 30 days.
To educate pharmacists about prevention and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
infection and review Florida-specific legislation related to HIV testing requirements.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Discuss the epidemiology of HIV infection including trends related to incidence and
- Summarize opportunistic infections associated with HIV/acquired immunodeficiency
- Outline infection control practices for HIV infection as well as nonpharmacologic and
pharmacologic methods of prevention
- Review preferred antiretroviral drug regimens for treatment-naive and treatment-experienced
- Describe HIV testing-related requirements of the Florida Omnibus AIDS Act
REQUIRED COMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE
Please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:
- Operating System: Windows 98 or higher & Macintosh 2.2 or higher
- Internet Browser (Mac &/ Windows): Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0.6 or higher, Firefox 3.0.3 or higher & Opera 5 or higher
- Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet
- Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
- Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML5
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Disclaimer
The opinions expressed in the educational
activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Postgraduate
Healthcare Education, LLC. Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly
acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The
information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient
management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed
or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients'
conditions, and possible contraindications on dangers in use, (review of any applicable
manufacturer's product information) and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
The author, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable
efforts to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest
available scientific knowledge at the time of acceptance for publication. However, because
information regarding drugs (their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions,
interactions, special warnings, precautions, etc.) is subject to constant change, the reader is
advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended
dosages and potential problems and cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug.
Special precautions should be taken when a drug is new, or highly toxic, or is unfamiliar to the
dispenser or administrant. This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or
investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA). Neither the publisher nor sponsor promotes the use of any agent outside of approved
labeling. Statements made in this monograph have not been evaluated by the FDA. Nutritional
products discussed are not intended for the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any