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Integrated HIV care is associated with improved engagement in treatment in an urban methadone clinic

Overview of attention for article published in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, August 2017
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Title
Integrated HIV care is associated with improved engagement in treatment in an urban methadone clinic
Published in
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13722-017-0084-y
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Authors

Claire Simeone, Brad Shapiro, Paula J. Lum

Abstract

Persons living with HIV and unhealthy substance use are often less engaged in HIV care, have higher morbidity and mortality and are at increased risk of transmitting HIV to uninfected partners. We developed a quality-improvement tracking system at an urban methadone clinic to monitor patients along the HIV care continuum and identify patients needing intervention. To evaluate patient outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum at an urban methadone clinic and explore the relationship of HIV primary care site and patient demographic characteristics with retention in HIV treatment and viral suppression. We reviewed electronic medical record data from 2015 for all methadone clinic patients with known HIV disease, including age, gender, race, HIV care sites, HIV care visit dates and HIV viral load. Patients received either HIV primary care at the methadone clinic, an HIV specialty clinic located in the adjacent building, or a community clinic. Retention was defined as an HIV primary care visit in both halves of the year. Viral suppression was defined as an HIV viral load <40 copies/ml at the last lab draw. The population (n = 65) was 63% male, 82% age 45 or older and 60% non-Caucasian. Of these 65 patients 77% (n = 50) were retained in care and 80% (n = 52) were virologically suppressed. Viral suppression was significantly higher for women (p = .022) and patients 45 years or older (p = .034). There was a trend towards greater retention in care and viral suppression among patients receiving HIV care at the methadone clinic (93, 93%) compared to the HIV clinic (74, 79%) or community clinics (62, 62%). Retention in HIV care and viral suppression are high in an urban methadone clinic providing integrated HIV services. This quality improvement analysis supports integrating HIV primary care with methadone treatment services for this at-risk population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 85 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 15%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Researcher 10 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Other 13 15%
Unknown 15 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 20%
Social Sciences 7 8%
Psychology 4 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 4%
Other 13 15%
Unknown 24 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 September 2017.
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#1,739,913
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