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.