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This course is designed to allow learners to access up-to-date knowledge on the use of HIV pre- and post-exposure chemoprophylaxis for HIV prevention. The course is informed by new BC-CfE pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis guidelines and will offer new skills and knowledge applicable to clinical practice and quality patient care.

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  • Assess levels of risk for acquiring HIV infection following potential exposures in occupational and non-occupational settings, including sexual assault;
  • Describe the current recommendations in the province of British Columbia regarding strategies for the prevention of HIV infection, including post-exposure and pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis;
  • Understand the principles of risk-reduction counselling for individuals at risk of acquiring HIV infection.


This 1-credit-per-hour Self Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 7 Mainpro+ credits. In order to receive a Continuing Professional Development Certificate, you need to complete the quizzes after you each unit (excluding the Baseline Knowledge quiz), with a minimum grade of 70% on each quiz.

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This course was developed in collaboration with course authors: Dr. Silvia Guillemi (Background to HIV Prevention), Dr. Marianne Harris (Occupational and Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis), Linda Akagi (Review of Antiretroviral use for HIV Prevention), Dr. Tracy Pickett (HIV Exposure in Sexual Assault), Liz Kirkpatrick (Counselling Strategies for Risk Reduction), Junine Toy (How to Access PEP and PrEP in BC), and Dr. Mark Hull (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis).


The work of Amanda Khorsandi, Fernando Prado, Dr. Cathy Puskas, Nada Gataric, and the BC-CfE IT Team was instrumental in the development and implementation of this course.