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Integration of Buprenorphine Into HIV Clinical Settings - Primary Care Model (PCM) (BELIEVE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00798538
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 26, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 24, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility, cost and effectiveness of interventions designed to integrate buprenorphine treatment for opioid dependence into HIV primary care in ten HIV care centers in the U.S.

In the site led by Dr. Altice, we compare two models of providing HIV care and buprenorphine treatment. Assignments are based on participants' city of residence. In the onsite (integrated care) model, participants receive buprenorphine, substance abuse counseling and HIV care at one location: the Waterbury Hospital Infectious Disease Clinic. In the off-site model (non-integrated care) buprenorphine induction, substance abuse counseling, and HIV care will be provided at separate locations: the Community Health Care Van (CHCV), the Yale AIDS Program, and patients' own HIV providers, respectively. Data is collected from interviews with participants, reviews of medical records, and surveys and interviews with clinicians.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Buprenorphine HIV Drug Abuse Drug Addiction Drug Dependence Drug Use Disorders Drug Use Disorder Substance Abuse Opiate Addiction Substance-related Disorders Other: Services will be provided at one site Other: Services remain dispersed; i.e., not centralized to one-location or provider. Phase 4

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Integration of Buprenorphine Into HIV Clinical Settings - Primary Care Model (PCM)
Study Start Date : August 2005
Primary Completion Date : August 2010
Study Completion Date : August 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS
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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Integrated
Provision of buprenorphine induction and management, substance abuse counseling and HIV care at one clinic.
Other: Services will be provided at one site
Provision of buprenorphine induction and management, substance abuse counseling and HIV care will be provided at one clinic: the Waterbury Hospital Infectious Disease Clinic..
Placebo Comparator: Non-integrated
Buprenorphine induction, substance abuse counseling and HIV care will be managed at multiple locations, respectively: the Community Health Care Van, the Yale AIDS Program, and individuals' HIV clinics.
Other: Services remain dispersed; i.e., not centralized to one-location or provider.
Buprenorphine induction, substance abuse counseling, and HIV care will be provided at separate locations: the Community Health Care Van (CHCV), the Yale AIDS Program, and patients' own HIV providers, respectively.


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Substance use outcomes measured by self-report [ Time Frame: at 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months measured by self-report ]
  2. Urine toxicology results [ Time Frame: at 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months ]
  3. Retention in and adherence to HIV care [ Time Frame: at 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Quality of life [ Time Frame: at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months ]
  2. HIV-related health outcomes [ Time Frame: at 1, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV-infected
  • Clinical diagnosis of opioid dependence
  • Fluent in English or Spanish
  • 18 years or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Liver function tests (transaminase only) at five times or higher than normal level;
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) criteria for benzodiazepine abuse or dependence within the past 6 months;
  • DSM-IV criteria for alcohol dependence within the past 6 months;
  • Actively suicidal;
  • Psychiatric impairment that impedes ability to consent (dementia, delusional, actively psychotic);
  • Methadone dose exceeding levels allowing for safe transition to buprenorphine;
  • Pregnant women and women actively trying to become pregnant;
  • Clinical judgment of local site principal investigator that patient is inappropriate
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, Connecticut
Yale AIDS Program
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06510
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
Waterbury Hospital
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
The New York Academy of Medicine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Frederick Altice, MD Yale University
More Information

Responsible Party: Yale University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00798538     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H97HA03800-03
First Posted: November 26, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 24, 2015
Last Verified: July 2015

Keywords provided by Yale University:
Buprenorphine
HIV
Drug Abuse
Drug Addiction
Drug Dependence
Drug Use Disorders
Drug Use Disorder
Substance Abuse
Opiate Addiction
Substance-related disorders

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Behavior, Addictive
Substance-Related Disorders
Opioid-Related Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Compulsive Behavior
Impulsive Behavior
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Buprenorphine
Analgesics, Opioid
Narcotics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Narcotic Antagonists