What can you do in your clinic to ensure all people who use drugs are screened for HCV and are offered treatment if they have HCV infection?
Infectious disease clinicians are well-poised to comanage HIV and opioid use disorder (OUD). Here’s how you can get started on incorporating routine screening and medication treatment for OUD in your practice.
Although it can be challenging, HIV risk counseling is an important component of substance use disorder care. As addiction care providers are considering barriers to these discussions, we need to ask ourselves, if not now, when? Here’s my take on addressing this critical issue.
In parallel with the opioid epidemic, HCV and HIV outbreaks have ravaged through communities with high rates of opioid overdose, placing HCV and HIV clinicians on the frontlines of these colliding epidemics. So, how do we begin to integrate life-saving treatment for OUD into our practices?