Integrated HIV Prevention and HCV Care for PWID

Integrated HIV Prevention and HCV Care for PWID

The objective of this study is to compare and evaluate two strategies of delivering PrEP and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) treatment to people who inject drugs to determine the best method of providing care. Participants will be randomized to one of two treatment arms: on-site integrated care or off-site referral to specialized care.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - ARTAS Adapted Patient Navigation

Patient navigation will provided by trained patient navigators to participants randomized to the off-site referral to specialized care arm. Patient Navigators will actively coordinate and link participants to available clinics and community resources by scheduling appointments, arranging transportation, and assisting the participant with completing any paperwork that a clinic or service agent may require. The intervention will include up to five, 30-45 minute face-to-face meetings between the pa more on

Behavioral - Adherence Counseling

Counseling for PrEP initiation and adherence and, if necessary, HCV treatment will be provided by the clinical counseling staff of the on-site integrated care arm. Adherence counseling will include, but not be limited to, the indications, advantages, and disadvantages (e.g. side effects) of PrEP and HCV treatment in order to help the participant with his/her decision. The counselor will provide any necessary information to the participants and help them to address health and social needs. If req more on

A Multi-site Multi-Setting Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) of Integrated HIV Prevention and HCV Care for People Who Inject Drugs (PWID)