Targeting Non-virally Suppressed Adults With Alcohol Use Disorder in HIV Primary CareLast updated on July 2021
- Recruitment Status
- Estimated Enrollment
- Alcohol Dependence
- Not Applicable
- Allocation: RandomizedIntervention Model: Parallel AssignmentIntervention Model Description: Participants will be randomized to an evidenced-based brief behavioral intervention.Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)Masking Description: Outcomes assessor will be blinded to arms assignments.Primary Purpose: Treatment
- Between 18 years and 125 years
- Both males and females
HIV infection is a widespread health problem in the U.S. Antiretroviral (ART) therapy has increased longevity and changed the nature of risk factors for morbidity and mortality. Alcohol consumption has become an increasingly serious health issue among HIV primary care patients. Drinking is a key fac...
HIV infection is a widespread health problem in the U.S. Antiretroviral (ART) therapy has increased longevity and changed the nature of risk factors for morbidity and mortality. Alcohol consumption has become an increasingly serious health issue among HIV primary care patients. Drinking is a key factor in progression to severe liver damage (especially those co-infected with hepatitis), and liver disease is now one of the most common causes of death among those with HIV. Excess drinking is also associated with medication noncompliance, reduces the effect of antiretroviral treatment, and is linked to other health problems. Therefore, helping HIV patients reduce unsafe drinking is crucial to their long-term health. This study aims to evaluate an evidence-based approach, the Clinician Guide, when combined with an innovative smartphone application designed to help users track drinking and ART adherence and other aspects of health. An effective, easily implemented alcohol-reduction intervention could be incorporated into standard care in HIV clinics to help prevent or slow the progress of some medical problems in HIV-infected individuals, improve ART medication compliance, prolong lifespan and decrease risk behavior associated with alcohol use.
- NCT #
- Montefiore Medical Center
- Principal Investigator: Deborah S Hasin, PhD New York State Psychiatric Institute & Columbia University Medical Center