Pharmacists support to medication management for people living with HIV

1 December 2023

Preventing new HIV infections is one of the most important steps towards curbing the HIV epidemic. Pharmacists are ideally placed to support prevention strategies that can reduce the risk of transmission, including advice on safer sex practices, supporting the use of pre- or post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP/PEP) and supporting harm reduction strategies for intravenous drug users. Managing and optimising treatments in people living with HIV is another important way in which pharmacists can contribute. This event aims to explore options on how to assess and support patients, establish adherence strategies, manage side effects, provide counselling on lifestyle factors, and make appropriate referrals. Further, this event aims to provide skills to optimise HIV therapy, identify and resolve medication-related problems, collaborate with the care team, and empower patients to improve health outcomes.

- Sham Moodley, Pharmacist Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa/Independent Community Pharmacy Assoc (ICPA) - South Africa

- Ali Ahmed, Assistant Prof. Pharmacy Practice Riphah Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan
- Natalie Schellack, Head of the Department of Pharmacology University of Pretoria, South Africa
- Náila Neves, Associate Editor Ministry of Health, Brazil