COVID-19 has changed the way society operates in countless ways. During our inaugural podcast, our team of addiction specialists and HIV providers, Drs. Alex Walley, Jessica Taylor and Sim Kimmel from Boston Medical Center, discuss how COVID-19 has not only increased vulnerability among our patient population, it has challenged them to innovate and safely provide services.
Drs. Walley, Taylor, and Kimmell will discuss a case study that will illustrate the role for medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), such as buprenorphine and methadone, in HIV prevention among people who inject drugs.They will also outline regulatory changes during the COVID-19 public health emergency that facilitated MOUD access to populations at high risk of HIV acquisition and other complications of substance use disorder. And they will describe barriers and facilitators of OUD and HIV care during the pandemic.