Integrated vs. Separate Care for Hepatitis C, Substance Abuse, and HIV Prevention

Principal Investigator: Brian R. Edlin

The purpose of the proposed study is to examine the effectiveness of integrated care program for hepatitis C, addiction, and HIV prevention in active injection drug users (IDUs), in comparison with standard, separate treatment for each of these conditions. Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver failure and liver transplantation in the US, and the disease burden and health care costs are expected to dramatically increase in the coming decades. Successful methods for engaging active IDUs in treatment for substance abuse and hepatitis C will be critical to mitigating the extraordinary morbidity and mortality these epidemics will cause.

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          Since 1967, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI), a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has conducted substance use and other bio-behavioral research nationwide and throughout the world.

          Drawing on the expertise of our interdisciplinary professional staff and our partners such as medical centers, treatment and prevention programs, universities, CBOs, industry and government NDRI has advanced public health across diverse populations including high-risk and underserved persons, uniformed services, youth and veterans.

          In addition to its focus on addiction, NDRI, organized under specialized institutes, has generated scientific discoveries associated with infectious diseases (particularly HIV and Hepatitis C), overdose, chronic pain, prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer, tobacco control and criminal justice.

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