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Pharmacist PrEP Management in Pennsylvania: Describing the Need for Expanded Scope of Practice

Miller, Trisha A (2022) Pharmacist PrEP Management in Pennsylvania: Describing the Need for Expanded Scope of Practice. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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The development of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) signifies a major advancement in ending the HIV epidemic. Unfortunately, despite its high efficacy, PrEP is underutilized, especially by populations disproportionately affected by HIV. A variety of factors contribute to the inequitable utilization of PrEP. Pharmacists are easily accessible healthcare providers uniquely positioned to address the public health need. A variety of pharmacist-led PrEP models have demonstrated feasibility and success. Unfortunately, most states, including Pennsylvania, limit the pharmacist scope of practice. The purpose of this paper is to describe the current landscape of HIV and healthcare in Pennsylvania and to highlight the need for increased pharmacist-provided PrEP services.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Miller, Trisha Atam167@pitt.edutam167
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFinegold, David N.dnf@pitt.edudnfUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberHall, Deanne L.halldl@upmc.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 17 May 2022
Date Type: Completion
Submission Date: 24 April 2022
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 22
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Multidisciplinary MPH
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: pharmacist, HIV preexposure prophylaxis, HIV PrEP
Date Deposited: 17 May 2022 21:56
Last Modified: 17 May 2022 21:56


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