JBI Evid Synth 2021 Apr 12. Epub 2021 Apr 12.
Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada Human Biology Program, University of Toronto, ON, Toronto Substance Abuse Service/Addictions Medicine, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Unity Health Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada Yale School of Nursing.
Objective: The objective of this systematic review is to identify, appraise, and synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of opioid substitution treatment in reducing HIV risk behavior among African, Caribbean, and Black people.
Introduction: Substance use plays an important role in HIV transmission among Black people by increasing risky sexual behavior and the risk of HIV acquisition. Opioid substitution treatment, such as methadone maintenance treatment and buprenorphine therapy, has been found to be an effective measure to minimize HIV transmission attributable to opioid addiction. Read More