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New York, New York 10018


The proposed study uses a randomized controlled experimental design to evaluate the efficacy of a brief intervention using spiritual self schema (3S+) counseling to simultaneously target HIV health outcomes, and substance use among alcohol and/or drug dependent HIV positive older adults (age 50+), relative to an attention control condition. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive either: (1) 12 sessions of 3S+ counseling, adapted for the present study to target both non-injection drug use, drinking, and HIV health; or (2) 12 sessions of education about HIV health and the associated with alcohol and drug use that will serve as an attention-control.


Inclusion Criteria: - HIV+ (provide HIV medication bottle with name on it) - Age 50 or older (provide picture ID with DOB at baseline) - Report current alcohol/drug dependence (AUDIT score of 8 or DAST-10 score of 4 on screener; C-DIS at baseline) - On a prescribed HAART medication regimen and reports sub-optimal adherence (self-report missed at least 3 days in last 30 at 1 pill/day that is 90%) - Communicate with staff and complete a survey in English or Spanish (English only for the pilot) Exclusion Criteria: - Current intravenous drug use (self-report at screener and baseline) - Currently in a methadone drug treatment program (screener self-report) - Unstable, serious psychiatric symptoms (SCID-Psych at baseline) - Currently suicidal/homicidal (SCID-Psych at baseline) - Gross cognitive impairment (Mini-Mental at baseline) - Current enrollment in alcohol/drug treatment or HIV study (screener self-report)



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jeffrey T. Parsons, Ph.D.
Hunter College, CUNY

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Location Contact:

New York, New York 10018
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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