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Webinar: HIV medicines in community pharmacy

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Tuesday 2 June 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Online Webinar

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Practical look at what the change to community pharmacy supply of HIV medicines means to you and an exploration of best practice and the myths and misconceptions regarding the psycho-social interactions with patients with HIV

Learning objectives

Upon complition of this activity pharmacist should be able to:

  • Describe the barriers that people living with HIV may perceive towards the dispensing of HIV medicine from community pharmacy
  • Explain the PBS requirements for valid prescriptions of HIV medicines
  • Discuss the practical issues involved in the provision of HIV medicines including ordering, supply and counselling  to enhance access and adherence
  • Discuss the dynamics of patient engagement relating to psycho-social impact for both the patient and the pharmacist
  • Describe the current status of HIV prevalence, treatment and how HIV is now considered a chronic, manageable condition

Competency standards

Competency standards (2010) addressed: 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2.

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CWEB1505

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 1 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Up to 1.5 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 3 CPD credits), if self-assessment questions are completed.


Dr Mark O’Reilly
Clinical Advisor – Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

Joseph Tesorio
Pharmacist – Healthsmart Pharmacy, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

Cath Smith
Speaker – Positive Speakers Bureau

Max Niggl
Positive Speakers Bureau  – Living Positive Victoria

Funded, under contract, by the Australian Government Department of Health


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