Introduction to the Canadian HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is used for the prevention of acquiring a HIV infection.  Preventing the spread of HIV is important for public health. This education course will review what the HIV PrEP program is and how it benefits the Canadian population. An overview of Canadian programs will be provided with a focus on Alberta practices.


  1. Understand what the HIV PrEP program is and how it benefits the Canadian population
  2. Recognize what the guidelines are for patients to receive PrEP and aid in their care
  3. Identify which provinces currently have a publicly funded HIV PrEP program and know how to help patients in accessing drug coverage
  4. Apply the newly acquired knowledge of PrEP to practice by effectively engaging with those who are participating in or inquiring about the HIV PrEP program

The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy has accredited this program for 1.0 CEU.

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