Pharmacists’ Roles in Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections

A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020) | Viewed by 191

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Christine A. Hughes
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9, Canada
Interests: HIV; sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections; point of care testing; pharmacy practice research; professional development of pharmacists
School of Pharmacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, NL A1A 0L1, Canada
Interests: HIV; sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections; point of care testing; pharmacy practice research; deprescribing; collaborative practice

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In many parts of the world, the rates of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) continue to increase. Populations at higher risk of STBBIs, such as HIV and hepatitis C, are often vulnerable, which creates additional barriers to accessing care. Pharmacists are one of the most accessible health professionals and are taking on expanded roles in public health and disease screening. The availability of new technologies such as point-of-care testing, as well as drugs for prevention and/or treatment of STBBIs, provide further opportunities for pharmacists to provide person-centered services in different settings. This Special Issue will highlight pharmacists’ current roles in providing care for persons living with or at risk of STBBIs, illustrate the value of pharmacists’ contributions, as well as draw attention to future research needed.

We invite you and your colleagues to contribute to this Special Issue on Pharmacists’ Roles in Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections. We welcome research submissions on the involvement of pharmacists in screening, prevention, and treatment of STBBIs, including HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, as well as other sexually transmitted infections (bacterial or viral). We also welcome systematic or scoping reviews of the literature on related topics. We look forward to your submissions on how pharmacists can improve care of persons living with or at risk of STBBIs.

Prof. Dr. Christine A. Hughes
Prof. Dr. Debbie V. Kelly
Guest Editors

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  • Sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections
  • Pharmacist
  • Prevention
  • Screening
  • Treatment

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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