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POC 101

The Increasing Role of the Pharmacist in the HIV Care Continuum

Clinical Practice Guidelines

ASHP Guidelines on Pharmacist Involvement in HIV Care.

Schafer JJ, et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016;73(7):468-494.

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1–Infected Adults and Adolescents.

US Department of Health and Human Services, 2017.

Laboratory Testing for the Diagnosis of HIV Infection: Updated Recommendations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014.

STD and HIV Screening Recommendations.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017.

US Public Health Service: Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States—2014. A Clinical Practice Guideline.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014.

Clinical Resources

American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM)

AAHIVM Web site

HIV Drug Interactions.

University of Liverpool (Web site), 2017.

HIV in the United States by Geographic Distribution.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017.

PrEP Kit.

AIDS United, 2015.

Provider Information Sheet: PrEP During Conception, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

State HIV Laws.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017.

Taking a Sexual History.

NYC Health, 2015.

Transgender Health Learning Center.

University of California, San Francisco, 2017.

Patient Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): HIV Basics

The CDC is a division within the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. This comprehensive site provides extensive links to topics across the HIV-care continuum, including PrEP.

PrEP for U.S. Women: A Collection of Resources

HIVE (Web site).
HIVE provides preconception and prenatal care to women and couples affected by HIV.

Pill-Reminder Smartphone Apps (Free)

Mango Health – Medicine Manager, Pill Reminder for iPhone

Mango Health for Android

Medisafe Pill Reminder, Rx, & Medicine Tracker for iPhone

Medisafe Meds & Pill Reminder for Android

Positively Aware

Positively Aware, created by TPAN (Test Positive Aware Network), is a source of HIV-treatment news for consumers, as well as an educational tool for HIV caregivers. The site features PrEP resources, including videos for MSM and transgender people.

Suggested Readings

Antiretroviral prophylaxis for HIV infection in injecting drug users in Bangkok, Thailand (the Bangkok Tenofovir Study): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trial.

Choopanya K, et al. Lancet. 2013;381(9883):2083-2090.

Antiretroviral prophylaxis for HIV prevention in heterosexual men and women.

Baeten JM, et al. N Engl J Med. 2012;367(5):399-410.

Initiation of antiretroviral therapy in early asymptomatic HIV infection.

The INSIGHT START Study Group. N Engl J Med. 2015;373(9):795-807.

Innovative CDC effort expands HIV testing into pharmacies.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012.

Pharmacists as providers of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis.

Bruno C, Saberi P. Int J Clin Pharm. 2012;34(6):803-806.

Pharmacist-provided rapid HIV testing in two community pharmacies.

Darin KM, et al. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2015;55(1):81-88.

Preexposure chemoprophylaxis for HIV prevention in men who have sex with men.

Grant RM, et al. N Engl J Med. 2010;363(27):2587-2599.

Relevant Resources

PrEP for Your Patients’ Needs

The PCPs Role in Preventing HIV

BRIDGE HCV

Building Bridges to Reach People Who Inject Drugs With the Goal to Eliminate HCV

Value-Based HIV Formularies

Optimizing Use of Clinical Evidence & Pharmacoeconomic Models in Managed Care

Targeting NASH

Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis