Integrated HIV and Opioid Addiction Treatment with Buprenorphine

  • Priority Population
    People with HIV who inject drugs
  • Setting
    Care clinics
  • Location
    Bronx, New York City, NY
  • Intervention Focus
    Retention
  • Study Period
    2006-2008

Summary

The Integrated HIV and Opioid Addiction Treatment with Buprenorphine intervention consists of on-site buprenorphine treatment guided by an experienced HIV physician who is trained to incorporate motivational interviewing techniques into routine medical visits to provide substance use behavior counseling. An HIV pharmacist facilitates buprenorphine induction, stabilization, and maintenance treatment with oversight by a physician.

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Intervention Outcomes

The median number of health care visits in six months was significantly higher for those receiving integrated versus non-integrated treatment.

Cost Analysis

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