The feasibility of an intensive case management program for injection drug users on antiretroviral therapy in St. Petersburg, Russia.

A.V. Shaboltas, R.V. Skochilov, L.B. Brown, V.N. Elharrar, A.P. Kozlov, I.F. Hoffman

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BACKGROUND: The majority of HIV-infected individuals requiring antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Russia are Injection Drug Users (IDU). Substitution therapy used as part of a comprehensive harm reduction program is unavailable in Russia. Past data shows that only 16 % of IDU receiving substance abuse treatment completed the course without relapse, and only 40 % of IDU on ART remained on treatment at 6 months. Our goal was to determine if it was feasible to improve these historic outcomes by adding intensive case management (ICM) to the substance abuse and ART treatment programs for IDU. METHODS: IDU starting ART and able to involve a "supporter" who would assist in their treatment plan were enrolled. ICM included opiate detoxification, bi-monthly contact and counseling with the case, weekly group sessions, monthly contact with the "supporter" and home visits as needed. Full follow- up (FFU) was 8 months. Stata v10 (College Station, TX) was used for all analysis. Descriptive statistics were calculated for all b
Язык оригиналаанглийский
Страницы (с-по)15
ЖурналHarm Reduction Journal
Том10
Номер выпуска1
DOI
СостояниеОпубликовано - 2013

Предметные области Scopus

  • Психология (все)

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