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Study seeking adults living with HIV and struggling to take their medication as prescribed

IRB/UVa Tracking #: 18938

Principal Investigator: Ingersoll Karen, S

Contact: Kirsten MacDonnell

Tel: 4349825947

Email: kem6e@Virginia.EDU

Study Description

The Center for Behavioral Health and Technology is seeking people living with HIV who struggle with taking their antiretroviral therapy (ART) medication as prescribed to participate in an online research intervention. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, HIV positive, patients at UVA’s ID clinic, and have regular access to the internet. The purpose of this study is to determine if an intervention delivered over the internet can help people living with HIV take their ART as prescribed. This intervention is called Peers Offering Support for Health, or Pos4Health for short. Participation in this study will take about 15 weeks. During this study, participants will be asked to: (1) complete two 45-minute phone interviews about their HIV medication, smoking, drinking, and drug use over the past 30 days (2) complete a 60-minute online questionnaire at two different times (3) complete two weeks of Pos4Health diaries recording daily HIV medication use, smoking, drinking, and drug use at two different times (4) either complete the Internet intervention, requiring 1-2 hours of time per week, or view an HIV information website at their own pace over the course of 9 weeks Study-related procedures are provided free of charge. Total compensation for participation is up to $150 in online gift cards. Ages: 18 and older