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Pharmacists as Key Members of the HIV Prevention Team:
Opportunities to Support PrEP and nPEP Efforts

Jointly Provided by American Academy of CME, Inc. and ACTHIV Institute.
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences.

Release date

November 15, 2019

Expiration date

November 15, 2020

Estimated time to complete activity

1.5 hours

Activity Description

Due to the combination of their training, experience educating patients, and their role as members of the healthcare team, pharmacists are well positioned to contribute in efforts to end the HIV epidemic by supporting the appropriate use of PrEP and nPEP. But to fully embrace their role, it is essential that pharmacists continue to receive education that improves their knowledge and competence regarding PrEP and PEP, and how they can contribute to the interprofessional team.

Faculty Educators and Panelists

Katlyn Grossman, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

Ashley Zuppelli, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP
Director, Innovation Services
Trillium Health
Rochester, NY

Planner and Panelist

Agnes Cha, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Manager
Northwell Health 
New Hyde Park, NY

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists; other members of the HIV care team may also participate.

Educational Objectives

Upon completing this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Review preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and nonoccupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) guidelines and supporting studies, focusing on key principles, drug options, barriers to use, and other clinical issues.
  • Identify roles that pharmacists can play as members of the HIV care team to support the appropriate use of PrEP and nPEP as tools for preventing HIV infection.
  • Explore communication strategies for counseling patients about PrEP and nPEP.

Accreditation and Credit Designation

Jointly Accredited ProviderIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Academy of CME, Inc. and ACTHIV Institute. American Academy of CME, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

acpeThis activity provides 1.5 ACPE contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of continuing education credit. Universal Activity Number JA4008191-9999-19-009-H02-P, Application.

Disclosure Statement

According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are able to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity and levels of evidence.

Faculty Educators and Panelists
Katlyn Grossman, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP - no disclosures to report
Ashley Zuppelli, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP - Grant/Research Support: Gilead Sciences
Agnes Cha, PharmD AAHIVP BCACP - Grant/Research Support: ViiV Healthcare

Planning Committee
John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, Sharon Lee, MD - No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

This activity will review off-label or investigational information.


The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of the Academy. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.

Method of Participation

There are no fees to participate in the activity. Participants must review the activity information including the learning objectives and disclosure statements, as well as the content of the activity. To receive CPE credit for your participation, please complete the post-test (achieving a passing grade of 70% or greater), and program evaluation. Your certificate can be printed immediately. For pharmacists, a statement of credit will be issued through CPE Monitor in 6-8 weeks. Only learners who provided valid NABP e-Profile ID numbers and month and day of birth (MMDD) will be submitted to CPE Monitor for official record of credit.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Please ensure the computer 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 accessible
  • Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
  • Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft Powerpoint, Flash Player & HTML5


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© 2019. This CPE-certified activity is held as copyrighted © by American Academy of CME, Inc. and ACTHIV Institute. Through this notice, the Academy and ACTHIV Institute grants permission of its use for educational purposes only. These materials may not be used, in whole or in part, for any commercial purposes without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner(s).