Implementing PrEP in the Pharmacy (April 2020 PT)

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In 2018 there were 37.9 million persons living with HIV worldwide, 1.7 million new infections and 770,000 deaths attributed to the illness. Strategies to reduce HIV transmissions include HIV testing, early treatment with antiretroviral therapy, pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV negative persons.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Summarize the PrEP and nPEP guidelines

  2. Identify appropriate laboratory tests, including appropriate intervals necessary for PrEP prescribing

  3. Describe important considerations when implementing a community pharmacy PrEP program

  4. Develop a plan that is appropriate for implementing a community pharmacy PrEP program at your site

Activity type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning level: 2

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.20 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-156-H02-P.  

To obtain credit for Implementing PrEP in the Pharmacy, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation, and then claim credit. Participants need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy allows two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that the questions may not appear in the same order as printed and only two attempts to pass the assessment will be granted.  The current policy of the APhA Education Department is to not release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: April 1, 2020
Expiration date: April 1, 2023


Implementing PrEP in the Pharmacy is a home-study continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

Advisory Board

Maria I. Lopez, PharmD, AAHIVP, President of Clinical Services, Mission Wellness Pharmacy

Betty J. Dong, PharmD, FASHP, FAPhA, FCCP, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 

Robert M. Grant, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Katie Mahan, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, Kelly-Ross Pharmacy


Maria I. Lopez, PharmD, AAHIVP; Betty J. Dong, PharmD, FASHP, FAPhA, FCCP; Robert M. Grant, MD, MPH; Katie Mahan, PharmD; and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For complete staff disclosures, please see the Education and Accreditation Information section at


There is no fee associated with this activity for members of the American Pharmacists Association. There is a $25 fee for nonmembers.

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  To view the Technology System Requirements, please visit our website.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-156-H02-P 0.2 CEUs April 01, 2020 - April 01, 2023