Naltrexone for Opioid Dependent Released Human Immunodeficiency Virus Positive (HIV+) Criminal Justice Populations (New Hope)

Diseases and Conditions Researched

AIDS; Drug Dependence; HIV; Opioid Dependency

What is the purpose of this trial?

Specific Aim: To conduct a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of extended release-naltrexone (XR-NTX) among Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected prisoners meeting Diagnostic Statistical Manual IV (DSM-IV) criteria for opioid dependence who are transitioning from the structure of a correctional setting to the community.


i. XR-NTX will result in improved HIV clinical outcomes, including lower changes in HIV-1 RNA levels, higher CD4 counts and higher rates of retention in care.

ii. XR-NTX will result in improved opioid treatment outcomes, including longer time to opioid relapse, lower addiction severity and lower craving for opioid.

iii. XR-NTX will result in reduced drug- and sex-related HIV risk behaviors compared to the control group.

iv. XR-NTX will result in decreased rates of reincarceration after 12 months of release to the community.

Participation Guidelines

Age: 18 Years and older
Gender: Both

This trial accepts healthy volunteers.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
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Study HIC#: 1007007169