PrEPing for Change: The Impact of PrEP Guideline Updates for Preventing HIV Infections

ACPE UAN:  0233-0000-20-051-H02-P

Release Date:  November 18, 2020

Expiration Date:   November 18, 2021

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours:   1

Activity Fee:  Member:  Free        Non-Member:  Free

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Description

Effective prevention strategies for HIV infection are an important public health priority. The Trump administration has made increasing the use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) a focal point of its 10-year plan to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. Several clinical guidelines are available to provide guidance on detecting persons who may be at high risk for HIV infection, of which the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guideline is the most current. The USPSTF Grade A recommendation for PrEP will likely expand coverage to PrEP and its associated services as private insurers will be obliged to make PrEP available to patients without cost-sharing beginning in 2021.

This webinar will look at the updated USPSTF recommendations, the evidence behind those recommendations, review current strategies for PrEP management, and discuss how the updated guidelines may impact those strategies.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Explain the recent updates to the USPSTF HIV PrEP guidelines.
2. Describe how published evidence and other guideline recommendations (e.g., CDC, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)) compare to the USPSTF PrEP guidelines.
3. Review the effect of utilization management strategies on patient outcomes and access to PrEP treatments.
4. Discuss how the 2019 USPSTF HIV PrEP guideline update will impact coverage and utilization management strategies

Schedule of Educational Activity:

This activity consists of an audio recording, pre-test assessment questions (not required to pass to continue), post-test questions (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher), and a specific activity evaluation.

Accreditation Statement:

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

As an accredited provider, AMCP strictly adheres to the ACPE Standards for Commercial Support and other relevant guidelines and standards to ensure the independence of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activities.  AMCP intends that all CPE activities be independent, objective, balanced, evidence-based, and free of any commercial bias.

CPE Requirements:   

Participants should claim CPE credit for this home study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live webinar activity presented on November 18, 2020.

CPE credit will be processed through the AMCP Learn portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor.  Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) e-Profile account.

To receive credit for a home study activity you must:

  • Review the full content of the home study activity.
  • Complete the post-test and achieve a score of 70% or higher.
  • Complete a specific activity evaluation.
Statement of Commercial Support 

This educational activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-20-051-H02-P 1 Contact Hour November 18, 2020 - November 18, 2021