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Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8731

Hepatitis c virus testing and treatment among persons receiving buprenorphine in an office - based program for opioid use disorder in Nigeria

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Adeyemi Adeniyi Abati

Lagos university teaching hospital Lagos state Nigeria

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Infect Dis Preve Med

Abstract :

Aim: In Nigeria, hepatitis c virus (Hcv) infection is primarily spread through injection drug use. There is an urgent need to improve access to care for Hcv among persons with opioid use disorders who inject drugs. The purpose of our study was to determine the prevalence of Hcv, patient characteristics, and receipt of appropriate care in a sample of patients treated with buprenorphine for their opioid use disorders in a primary care setting. Methods: This study used retrospective clinical data from the electronic medical record. the study population included patients receiving buprenorphine in the office based opioid treatment (obot) clinic within the adult primary medicine clinic at Lagos medical center between October 2008 and august 2015 who received a conclusive Hcv antibody ab test within a year of clinic entry. We compared characteristics by Hcv serostatus using Pearson’s chi-square and provided numbers/ percentages receiving appropriate care. Results: The sample comprised 300 patients. slightly less than half of all patients (n = 134, 27.7%) were Hcv ab positive, and were significantly more likely to be older Hausas and Yoruba’s, have diagnoses of post- traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) and bipolar disorder, have prior heroin or cocaine use, and be hi v- infected. among the 134hcvab positive patients, 126 (67.7%) had detectable Hcv ribonucleic acid (RNA) indicating chronic Hcv infection; only 8 patients (2.21%) with chronic Hcv infection ever initiated treatment. Conclusions: Nearly half of patients (47.7%) receiving office-based treatment with Buprenorphine for their Opioid Use disorder had a positive hepatitis c virus antibody screening test, although initiation of Hcv treatment was nearly non- existent (2.21%).

Biography :

Dr Romo finished Internal Medicine and infectious disease specialist since 1989. He has completed her Master of Science at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia USA in 2003. He is one of the pioneers in Mexico of HIV treatment. He has been very active until now at the Hospital level, he has been by 17 years a doctor attached to Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER) in the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit, to date with Hospital, Outpatient and research activities. He is part of the Institute's Nosocomial Infections and Emerging Diseases Committee until now. At the Research level, he has published at least 19 articles in indexed journals, written books or book chapters on more than 19 occasions. In particular of HIV, Tuberculosis, Influenza and COVID-19 as predominant themes.