Welcome!Welcome to the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences HIV Online Educational Offerings. The Department of Pharmacy Practice, Office of Postgraduate Professional Education designed several distinct postgraduate training programs offering HIV health care providers the opportunity to select the specific educational program which is best suited for their practice setting.
HIV pharmacotherapy is unsurpassed in its complexity when compared with other chronic illnesses, making pharmaceutical care in this area particularly challenging. However, caring for patients infected with HIV is becoming more common as patients with the disease are living longer and are presenting to a diversity of practice settings. Many pharmacists find themselves uncomfortable with their level of knowledge in the area of HIV either because they did not receive any HIV training in their formal education or simply because of the rapid and on-going advancements in this therapeutic area.
The UB continuing education programs provide varied levels of training for pharmacists seeking the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, counsel and manage the medications of patients living with HIV infection and other common co-morbidities. The basic pathophysiology of HIV and pharmacology of antiretrovirals will be covered in the programs as well as contemporary issues in patient management such as adherence, adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, and antiretroviral resistance.