HIV Counseling Intervention for Methadone-Maintained Patients - 2

This study has been completed.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
New York State Psychiatric Institute Identifier:
First received: May 21, 2003
Last updated: March 30, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
The purpose of this study is to evaluate HIV counseling intervention for Methadone-Maintained Patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Opioid-Related Disorders
Behavioral: Behavior Therapy-RISE
Behavioral: Standard prevention Education
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: HIV Counseling Intervention for Methadone-Maintained Patients

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by New York State Psychiatric Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • AIDS risk behavior based on the Risk Behavior Assessment [ Time Frame: assessed monthly during 2 months of study or length of participation ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: October 1999
Study Completion Date: October 2003
Primary Completion Date: October 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: RISE intervention
Targeted RISE intervention- Behavior therapy Rise
Behavioral: Behavior Therapy-RISE
manually-guided HIV intervention RISE: Reduce high risk Intravenous drug use and unsafe Sexual Encounter
Active Comparator: Standard Education
Education intervention. Standard prevention education
Behavioral: Standard prevention Education
standard psychosocial Education for HIV/hepatitis prevention

Detailed Description:
The purpose of this proposal is to evaluate, in methadone-maintained patients the association between an ADHD diagnosis and high-risk HIV/Hepatitis behavior. In addition, the investigators would like to determine whether a new manually-guided HIV intervention; RISE: Reduce high risk Intravenous drug use and unsafe Sexual Encounters is superior to standard HIV/Hepatitis psycho-education.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must meet DSM-IV criteria for opiate dependence and currently in methadone maintenance treatment
  • Able to give informed consent and capable of complying with study procedures
  • Women who are of childbearing age and/or pregnant may be included
  • Individuals who are HIV-positive or have Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome may be included
  • Patients who demonstrate moderate to high HIV risk behaviors will be included
  • Patients with low to no HIV risk behaviors will be excluded
  • Patients receiving a stable dose of methadone for three weeks will be included

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently meets DSM-IV criteria for current Axis I psychiatric disorders (other than ADHD or substance abuse) which requires medical intervention, i.e., active suicide ideation, active psychosis, anxiety disorders, depression requiring hospitalization
  • Patients who have exhibited suicidal or homicidal behavior within the past two years
  • HIV positive patients must have knowledge of their status for a minimum of three weeks
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00061100

United States, New York
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York State Psychiatric Institute
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Principal Investigator: Frances R Levin, M.D. Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: New York State Psychiatric Institute Identifier: NCT00061100     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: #3884  R01DA011444  3884 
Study First Received: May 21, 2003
Last Updated: March 30, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by New York State Psychiatric Institute:
methadone maintenance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Opioid-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Analgesics, Opioid
Antitussive Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Respiratory System Agents
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on May 03, 2016