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Project NEW HOPE

Project NEW HOPE was a double-blinded placebo controlled RCT of XR NTX among HIV+ prisoners with opioid dependence who were transitioning from the prison to the community setting. HIV treatment (HIV-1 RNA levels, CD4 count), substance abuse treatment (time to relapse to opioid use, percent of days using opioids, percent of days abstinent from opioids, addiction severity), adverse side effects, and HIV risk behavior (sexual and drug-related risks) outcomes were assessed. This project was conducted in New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield in collaboration with Baystate Medical Center.

Funding provided by:
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Project Period:
September 1, 2010 – August 31, 2015

Link to Report:
Project New Hope at