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Group Therapies for Reducing HIV-risk Behavior in Women Who Have Survived Childhood Sexual Abuse
Trial ID: NCT00220597
This study will evaluate the effectiveness of trauma-focused group therapy for reducing HIV-risk behavior and revictimization among adult women survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA).
Group Interventions to Prevent HIV in High Risk Women
- 1. Female. 2. 18 years of age or older. 3. English-speaking. 4. Has at least two
explicit memories of sexual abuse that involved genital contact.
5. At least two sexual abuse events occurred when the survivor was between 4 and15
years of age.
6. The perpetrator was at least 5 years older than the survivor. 7. The survivor knew
the perpetrator prior to the sexual abuse. 8. The survivor has discussed or attempted
to discuss details of the sexual abuse previously with another person (e.g., family
member, friend, or therapist) at least 6 months prior to being interviewed for the
9. Meets DSM-IV criteria for current PTSD. 10. Provides informed consent.
And at least one of the following:
11. Has been sexually revictimized within the previous year. 12. Has engaged in risky
sexual behavior within the previous year. 13. Meets DSM-IV criteria for substance abuse
- Criteria for exclusion includes any of the following:
1. Diagnosed as meeting one of the following diagnostic categories: schizophrenia
and other psychotic disorders; dementia and delirium and amnestic or other
2. Reports ritual abuse.
3. Is currently receiving psychotherapy (including individual or group
4. Individuals who are alcohol or drug dependent as defined by the DSM-IV.
5. Individuals who are currently suicidal (i.e. within the last month)
behavioral: Trauma-focused group therapy
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