Pharmacists and people who work in pharmacies under a pharmacist’s supervision can play a key role in the provision and monitoring of PrEP. Pharmacists are one of the most easily accessible healthcare workers within a healthcare system and their main functions are to procure, dispense, instruct and counsel on the proper use and adverse effects of medically prescribed drugs. As the custodians of medication a key responsibility is to ensure safe and effective use of medicines by maintaining optimal storage conditions that support temperature and humidity control. Drugs for HIV treatment and prevention are costly and require controlled use so pharmacies have to maintain adequate security against theft or other unauthorized access.
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