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“Sculpting a Better Regimen: The ART of HIV Medications”

HealthTrust presents…“Sculpting a Better Regimen: The ART of HIV Medications”

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) treatment has progressed extensively since
discovery of the first antiretroviral therapy in 1987. With the initiation of highly
active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) regimens, life expectancy of HIV-infected
individuals has lengthened and is close to non-HIV infected individuals. Thus, the
importance of utilizing a complete and appropriate antiretroviral treatment
regimen cannot be understated. This program will review requirements to create a
complete antiretroviral regimen. Additionally, antiretroviral medication classes will
be discussed, delving into class-wide side effects and drug interactions. Finally, a
brief synopsis of opportunistic infection (OI) prophylaxis in HIV will be provided.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
1. Describe characteristics of a complete antiretroviral treatment regimen.
2. Explain class-wide side effects and drug interactions of antiretroviral medications.
3. Discuss prophylaxis for opportunistic infections and when to initiate.


Kelly Peddy, PharmD, MPA
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist–Ambulatory Care, Memorial Hospital of South Bend

Fee: None
Target audience: Pharmacy

Continuing Education: Approved for Pharmacy attendees for the live session. This program was approved for CPEs by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Attendees of this program may earn 1.0 CPE Contact Hours.  Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is  0863-9999-17-079-L02-P. The activity will provide 1 hour (.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit to pharmacists who attend the webinar and complete the online evaluation.

Note: Pre-registration is required. Each attendee much register and log in individually the day of the event in order to be eligible for CE credit. There is no group credit available.