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.
- The median number of health care visits in six months was significantly higher (75%) for those receiving integrated versus non-integrated treatment.
The cost analysis for this intervention is not currently available. However, you can use the CIE Cost Calculator to create an estimate of the cost of implementing the intervention at your organization.