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Project TRANSITIONS was a novel demonstration program for managing HIV+ clients as they transitioned from the jail to the community setting. Rapid HIV testing was enhanced within this setting to improve diagnostic screening for HIV. The Transitions intervention was based on three evidence-based components adapted for jail-released settings:

  1. buprenorphine maintenance therapy (BMT) for opioid dependence;
  2. intensive case management (ICM) with elements of assertive community treatment
  3. money management (MM) that utilizes an assigned payee to manage financial resources to reduce social instability, homelessness, substance abuse and mental illness.

This project surpassed its target enrollment with over 100 subjects enrolled. Follow-up ended August 31, 2012.

Funding Provided by:
Health Resources and Services Administration

Project Period:
June 1, 2005 to May 30, 2010


  • Principal Investigator

    Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director, Yale Center for Clinical and Community Research, Department of Medicine; Director, HIV in Prisons Program, Infectious Diseases; Director, Community Health Care Van, Intersection of Infectious Diseases and Substance Use Disorders/Addiction Medicine; Academic Icon Professor of Medicine, University of Malaya-Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA), Faculty of Medicine