Are California pharmacists ready to provide long-acting injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention?

A new CHPRC analysis finds strong potential to increase access to long-acting injectable forms of HIV prevention in California pharmacies. Pharmacists surveyed were highly supportive of pharmacy-based PrEP provision under Senate Bill 159, and more than half indicated willingness to administer injectable PrEP if a private room was available and they were provided with training and compensation. While many pharmacists reported already having the necessary skills and pharmacy infrastructure to provide injections, others identified implementation barriers and may need support to fit injectable PrEP into their practice in a manner that preserves clients’ safety and privacy and is sustainable for pharmacies.


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