Pharmacists Support: people with HIV around the world

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Denise Kreutzwiser smiling. March is Pharmacist Awareness Month. Pharmacists Support.

Alumni Denise Kreutzwiser first shadowed an HIV pharmacist on co-op. Since then, she’s travelled to Zimbabwe, Australia, and throughout Canada working with HIV-infected people.

People with HIV have complex medication needs. “There’s a clear need for pharmacist involvement to ensure effective and safe drug therapy management and that’s what first drew me to this clinical area,” explains Denise. 

But it was making a difference for patients around the world that what persuaded her to stay: “As I gained more experience, I realized it was actually the unique interaction with patients that made me look forward to going to work every day."

The Pharmacists Support series is issued by the School of Pharmacy for #PAM2017. It runs every Tuesday and Thursday in March.