Julie K. Alperen DrPH

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Buprenorphine is a safe, effective and underutilized treatment for opioid dependence that requires special credentialing, known as a waiver, to prescribe in the United States. To describe buprenorphine clinical practices and barriers among office-based physicians. Cross-sectional survey. Two hundred thirty-five office-based physicians waivered to prescribe(More)
It is unknown whether testing HIV-infected individuals for hepatitis C virus (HCV) and informing them of their HCV status impacts subsequent alcohol use. We hypothesized that HIV-infected individuals with current or past alcohol problems who reported being told they had HCV were more likely to 1) abstain from alcohol and 2) not drink unhealthy amounts(More)
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