Using the existing CTN-0049 cohort as a research platform, the proposed RCT will assess the effectiveness of an efficacious linkage to care intervention for HIV/HCV co-infected substance users. Linkage to care will be operationalized as receipt of clinical evaluation/treatment for HCV infection. Secondary objectives will be to assess: 1) relative success at each step in the cascade, 2) engagement in substance use treatment and HIV care, and 3) HIV viral suppression.
Lisa Metsch, Ph.D.
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