HIV treatment involves taking antiretroviral therapy (ART), which is a combination of medications that slow the progression of virus in the body. Thanks to advances in pharmaceutical technology, many ART regimens are now as simple as taking one pill a day or receiving monthly intramuscular injections. ART is usually well tolerated and is highly effective if the medications are taken exactly as prescribed. In the modern-ART era, attaining undetectable viral load, which we now know effectively prevents HIV transmission, is easier than it has ever been. Despite these advances, there are still challenges that many patients face. We are here to discuss and address your needs so you can be your healthiest self.
At the Partnership, we have an HIV-specialist pharmacist onsite to support you in achieving viral suppression. It’s our shared responsibility to help you navigate the practical, financial and psychosocial challenges of taking medications.
The HIV pharmacist services include:
- Adherence counseling
- ART regimen simplification
- Minimizing drug-drug / drug-food interactions
- Answering drug information questions
- Transitioning to monthly long-acting injectable ART
- Pill boxes / blister-pack services
- Medication refills / prior authorization
- Copay assistance / emergency supply program
Our focus is to provide patient-centered care and promote your best quality of life. Patients are encouraged to participate in the ART regimen optimization process as it suits their needs and goals.