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The Healthy Life Choices Project in HIV-Positive Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2001 by National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Identifier:
First received: June 13, 2001
Last updated: December 8, 2005
Last verified: April 2001
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 Intervention Phase
Diarrhea HIV Infections Behavioral: Dietary intervention Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR):

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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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: 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)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00017810     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6510
NIH 2652
Study First Received: June 13, 2001
Last Updated: December 8, 2005

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
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