Clinical Trial

Implementing HIV Testing in Opioid Treatment Programs

Study Description

Project I Test: Implementing HIV Testing in Opioid Treatment Programs

This study will test two active evidence-based "practice coaching" (PC) interventions to improve opioid treatment programs' (OTPs') provision and sustained implementation of on-site 1) HIV testing and linkage to care and 2) HIV/Hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and linkage to care among patients seeking/receiving substance use disorder treatment. Aims are: Aim 1: To evaluate the effectiveness of the PC interventions on improving patient uptake of HIV testing in OTPs including the incremental impact of the HIV/HCV intervention on HIV testing. Aim 2: To examine, using mixed-methods, the impact of the PC interventions on the initiation and sustained provision of HIV testing and timely linkage to care. Aim 3: To evaluate the health outcomes, health care utilization, and cost-effectiveness of the PC interventions compared incrementally to one another and to the control condition. Primary Hypothesis: 1. The two PC interventions will result in significantly higher proportions of patients tested for HIV than the information control condition during the "initial impact" period (7-12 months post-randomization or T3), controlling for the proportion of patients tested during the baseline period, T1 (Primary) and during the "sustained impact" period, 13-18 months post-randomization or T4 (Secondary). 2. The HIV/HCV PC intervention will result in significantly higher proportions of patients tested for HIV than the HIV PC intervention during the initial impact period (7-12 months post-randomization or T3), controlling for the proportion of patients tested during the baseline period, T1 (Secondary) and during the "sustained impact" period, 13-18 months post-randomization or T4 (Secondary).

Location

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Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Information Control

The OTPs assigned to this group will be provided access to the NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative product for HIV rapid testing. Resources generated from the HIV rapid testing Blending Initiative product include a fact sheet, resource guide, marketing materials, and an Excel-based budgeting tool. In addition to the HIV-specific materials, the website provides opportunities for training, self-study progress, workshop, and distance learning. OTPs also will receive a link to the Anti-Retroviral Treatm ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

HIV and HCV Testing Practice Coaching Intervention

The practice coaches (PCs) will work with the program team a) to establish capabilities, reimbursement systems and/or partnerships necessary to support HIV and HCV testing and evidence--based linkage to care and b) to reduce barriers (e.g., staffing, training) to the implementation and sustained provision of HIV and HCV testing. Also, due to the expense of HCV treatment, and potentially more complicated mechanisms for linking HCV-positive patients to further evaluation and care which may take mo ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

HIV Testing Practice Coaching Intervention

The practice coaches (PCs) will work with the programs a) to establish capabilities, reimbursement systems and/or partnerships necessary to support HIV testing and evidence-based linkage to care and b) to reduce barriers (e.g., staffing, training) to the implementation and sustained provision of HIV testing. Information on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) also will be provided. The intervention will occur over approximately 29 weeks (or 6 months) consisting of four distinct evidence-based phases ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org

Additional Information

Official Study Title

A Cluster RCT to Increase HIV Testing in Substance Use Treatment Programs

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03135886

ParticipAid ID

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