The Healthy Life Choices Project in HIV-Positive Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00017810
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2001 by National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 14, 2001
Last Update Posted : December 9, 2005
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to see whether changes in diet and behavior lessen the number of times HIV-positive people get diarrhea (soft or loose stools).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diarrhea HIV Infections Behavioral: Dietary intervention Phase 1

Detailed Description:

This is a Phase I trial (a study to evaluate effectiveness in a small number of patients).

Patients will be randomized (like tossing a coin) to 1 of 2 groups:

Group 1: Patients will go on a specific diet and will be taught new behavior skills.

Group 2: Patients will be taught ways to take care of themselves and will be given general nutrition information.

Patients also will be grouped based on the cause of their diarrhea (food absorption problems or anti-HIV medication side effects). Patients will make a note of when they have bowel movements and will write down all food and drugs they take for the entire study. They will be interviewed at entry and at Weeks 1, 2, 3, 8, 16, and 24. Patients will be paid for participating in this study.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training

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MedlinePlus related topics: Diarrhea HIV/AIDS

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have HIV infection or AIDS.
  • Have diarrhea an average of 3 times a day for at least 3 weeks.
  • Have a negative stool test.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00017810

United States, New York
Columbia Univ School of Nursing / Center for AIDS Research Recruiting
New York, New York, United States, 10032
Contact: Ann Chung    212-305-0216   
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Identifier: NCT00017810     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6510
NIH 2652
First Posted: June 14, 2001    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2005
Last Verified: April 2001

Keywords provided by National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR):
complementary therapies
Behavior Therapy
Diet Therapy
HIV Seropositivity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms