Role of Positive Affect in Adjustment to HIV (CHAI)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 28, 2007
Last Update Posted : November 25, 2013
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of California, San Francisco

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to examine the role of emotion and mood in the context of HIV.

Condition or disease
HIV Infections

Detailed Description:
A growing body of literature indicates that positive affect may have a unique adaptive role in the process of adjustment to chronic stress, independent of the effects of negative affects like depression. The overarching goal of this research is to provide evidence and direction for the development of interventions for people with HIV that include a focus on positive affect. To this end, this study will document the occurrence, predictors, and consequences of positive affect during the 18 months post-notification of HIV+ serostatus.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 160 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Official Title: CHAI Study: Coping, HIV, and Affect Interview Study
Study Start Date : September 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Well being [ Time Frame: 18 month follow-up ]
  2. Physical & Mental Health [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
  3. Coping Response [ Time Frame: 18 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Adults newly diagnosed with HIV in the San Franicsco Bay Area.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have been informed they were HIV positive within the past two months
  • Speak English
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have the ability to provide informed consent to be a research participant

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe cognitive impairment
  • Active psychosis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00582023

United States, California
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, UCSF
San Francisco, California, United States, 94115
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Principal Investigator: Judith Moskowitz, PhD, MPH University of California, San Francisco

Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco Identifier: NCT00582023     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CHAI 971423990
R01MH068170 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: December 28, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 25, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
HIV infection
Complimentary therapies

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