Group Psychotherapy for People With HIV

Trial ID or NCT#



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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.

Official Title

An Evaluation of Group Psychotherapy for People With HIV

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - 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. - 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.


David Spiegel
David Spiegel
Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor of Medicine