Role of Positive Affect in Adjustment to HIV (CHAI)
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The purpose of this study is to examine the role of emotion and mood in the context of HIV.
Condition or disease
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Adults newly diagnosed with HIV in the San Franicsco Bay Area.
Have been informed they were HIV positive within the past two months
Be 18 years or older
Have the ability to provide informed consent to be a research participant