Webinar: Clinical Aspects of Buprenorphine Therapy
In this webinar clinicians from two Ryan White clinics with successful buprenorphine programs define buprenorphine. Also, what opioids do to the brain, and how buprenorphine differs from methadone. Also addressed were important drug-drug interactions and the concept of precipitated withdrawal and how to recognize it. Participants learned how to determine patient eligibility, and clinical aspects of working with opioid-addicted people living with HIV.
Presenters also describe the challenges and successes of the SPNS buprenorphine projects at their institutions.
Webinar: Training and Integration
This webinar introduced providers to the SPNS Buprenorphine Initiative, its findings, its synergy with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and provided an overview of opioid use and HIV.