Infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the resultant Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) have reached pandemic proportions, causing approximately 20 million deaths worldwide. HIV pharmacotherapy is a complex and rapidly evolving area. Educators are challenged to provide pharmacy students with current, specific, and practical information in this highly specialized area. This paper describes a learning experience in HIV/AIDS which incorporates basic HIV epidemiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacotherapy. The experience also emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of the disease which can among other things impact adherence. Mini-cases and a clinic medication history form that are used to assist students in assimilating information and relating it to patient care are also discussed.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education|
|State||Published - 2005|
- Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (all)