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Group Psychotherapy for People With HIV

This study will examine the effectiveness of supportive-expressive group therapy plus education compared with an educational intervention in improving the quality of life and promoting health-enhancing behavior of men and women living with HIV or AIDS.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Supportive Expressive Group Psychotherapy
  • Behavioral: Education




Inclusion Criteria:

   - 1) a positive HIV diagnosis (either symptomatic or asymptomatic), 2) at least eighteen
   years of age, 3) English language skill (to complete questionnaires and participate,
   if assigned, to the group psychotherapy condition) and, 4) geographical proximity to
   groups in order to attend if assigned.

Exclusion Criteria:

   - 1) severe psychiatric disorders (i.e. schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders)who
   would not be appropriate for participating in the group intervention, 2) active
   tuberculosis, 3) acute intoxication, 4) participation in an ongoing HIV/AIDS support
   group or 5) suicidal/homicidal ideation.

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305