Mobile Intervention Kit to Increase HIV/HCV Testing and Overdose Prevention Training

Principal Investigator: Ian David Aronson

Because people who inject drugs (PWID) frequently lack adequate information about HIV or HCV testing and prevention, or overdose prevention and response training, we propose to develop a Mobile Intervention Kit to deliver technology-based interventions from a library of theory-guided video content. This flexible tool will help service organizations to prevent overdose deaths and identify undiagnosed HIV and HCV, enabling clients to receive much needed treatment and avoid unknowingly transmitting infection. Our product is designed to help existing program staff reach an increased number of clients; and to improve public health by encouraging reluctant patients to accept important services they may otherwise decline.

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  • About NDRI
          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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