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.

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Frederick Altice, MD

Principal Investigator

Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Director, Clinical and Community Research

Director, HIV in Prisons Program

Director, Community Health Care Van

Academic Icon Professor of Medicine, University of Malaya-Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA)

Frederick L. Altice is a professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health and is a clinician, clinical epidemiologist, intervention and implementation science researcher at Yale University School of Medicine and School of Public Health. Dr. Altice’s primary research project focuses on the interface between infectious diseases and substance use disorders and he has a special interest in Global Health. He also has a number of projects working in the criminal justice system, including...

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Funding Provided by:
Health Resources and Services Administration 

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