Long-Term Survival With HIV: Psychological and Behavioral Factors Associated With the Transition From Adolescence to Young Adulthood
This study will examine the emotional and behavioral aspects of long-term survival of HIV/AIDS among adolescents and young adults with HIV infection.
HIV-infected individuals between 13 and 23 years of age may be eligible for this study. They must be aware of their HIV diagnosis, have been infected for at least 13 years and have been on an active NIH protocol during the past 5 years.
In addition to the usual stresses of growing up, children with HIV infection may have spent much of their time in hospitals and may have lost parents, friends and other loved ones. This study will explore psychological aspects of growing up with HIV, including self esteem, possible risk behaviors, how disclosure to others changes over time, the commonness of anxiety and depression, and the impact that losses have had on the adolescents' emotional health. To gather this information, participants will be interviewed and asked to fill out a set of forms. Caregivers will also fill out forms.
Patients who are not currently on an active NIH protocol will have the option of having a physical examination and routine blood work. The results will be sent to their home care provider.
|Official Title:||Long-Term Survival With HIV: A Study of the Psychological and Behavioral Factors Associated With the Transition From Adolescence To Young Adulthood|
|Study Start Date:||July 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2005|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00026806
|United States, Maryland|
|National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|