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‘Clean and sober’ ex-prisoners have better HIV suppression



Dr. Springer said in the briefing that inclusion criteria in the studies were broad enough to allow overlap between alcohol-use and drug-use disorders,

She emphasized that persons living with HIV who have drug- or alcohol-use disorders and are being released from incarcerations should be strongly considered for antiopioid and/or antialcohol pharmacotherapy in addition to ART.

The study was supported by National Institutes of Health grants, and by Alkermes, which supplied XR-NTX and placebo to investigators. Dr. Springer disclosed research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

SOURCE: Springer S et al. CROI Abstract 96

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