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Characterizing medication-assisted opioid use treatment and HIV care delivery for community re-entrants with HIV and opioid use disorder in South Africa

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Funding Fogarty Program

HIV-associated Noncommunicable Diseases Research at LMIC Institutions

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Characterizing medication-assisted opioid use treatment and HIV care delivery for community re-entrants with HIV and opioid use disorder in South Africa

Principal Institution

Johns Hopkins University

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Hoffmann, Christopher J

Project Contact Information

choffmann@jhmi.ed

Year(s) Awarded

2020 - 2022

Country

South Africa

NIH Partners

National Institute On Drug Abuse

Project Description

People with HIV in correctional facilities in South Africa do well with HIV viral load control with antiretroviral therapy. Following release, opioid use contributes to loss from care and over half of people with HIV leaving Kgosi Mampuru II correctional facility in South Africa report opioid use; most are lost from care and follow-up within weeks of release. We are seeking to characterize a feasible model for delivery of medication-assisted treatment to this population to improve retention in HIV care.

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