This trial is evaluating whether Contingency Management Smoking Cessation Intervention will improve 1 primary outcome and 4 secondary outcomes in patients with HIV Infections. Measurement will happen over the course of Up to 22 weeks.
This trial requires 50 total participants across 4 different treatment groups
This trial involves 4 different treatments. Contingency Management Smoking Cessation Intervention is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 4 treatment groups. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are in Phase 4 and have been shown to be safe and effective in humans.
"Antiviral medications are the most commonly used treatments for hiv infections, but treatment effectiveness has yet to be well determined. The number of treatments used varies depending on the stage of HIV infection. A greater number of newer antiretroviral therapies become available each year. New antiretroviral therapies may be more efficacious in the treatment of HIV, and therefore may be beneficial in the long-term treatment of HIV infection. Targeted therapy and the possibility of cure await more clarification of the treatment's efficacy and toxicity profiles, but they may become part of future HIV treatment plans." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"A significant percentage of hiv disease cases may be avoided if patients who test positive for HIV are aware of the risks. As of this publication, no effective HIV vaccine has been developed. Effective prevention may be achieved by expanding access to HIV testing and treatment, and by ensuring good counseling from clinicians and peer educators." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The HIV can and may be cured, depending on the nature and timing of the treatment and if the organism is a helper or non-helper. It is of particular concern that the treatment is not administered and is not complete until the AIDS related symptoms are present. Therefore, the disease is not completely cured but it can be cured, if the organism is a helper virus, but not if it is a non-helper virus." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"HIV is an infection that is transmitted through blood and sexual contact. HIV in the USA is spread through heterosexual sex. People who are most likely to contract HIV are those who have multiple sexual partners. HIV can infect the nervous system and cause a variety of health complications that change over time. HIV and AIDS present with many different signs and symptoms. People infected with HIV typically develop symptoms such as fever, joint pain, swollen lymph glands, skin ulcers, diarrhea, weight loss, and swelling. People with HIV and AIDS typically develop AIDS symptoms like abnormal cell growth, difficulty breathing, and shortness of breath. The mainstay treatment of HIV infections is highly active antiretroviral therapy." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Symptoms of HIV include swollen lymph nodes, fever, chest pains, and a non-painful or non-blocked lung. It can also present in other ways, such as feeling tired or feeling sick. Some people may not notice any of these symptoms." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"hiv is a public-health concern, and people living with and at risk of infection make a major contribution to its transmission. It is estimated that 1.5–2 million people in the United States are living with hiv as of 1994 and that 1.7–2.4 million people were living with hiv by 1998. Approximately 25% of HIV infection are acquired through sexual contact, 25% are transmitted through intravenous drug use, and 25% result from exposure to an HIV-infected person through the exchange of contaminated blood products, medical procedures, or a needle stick accident. People from all groups are susceptible to HIV infection, but men who have sex with men are at highest risk." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"While there are other clinical trials pertaining to cessation interventions among HIV-infected smokers, research into the efficacy of CI as a smoking cessation tool among HIV-infected patients is limited. For this reason, the results of any one CI trial is only applicable to the subgroup of HIV-infected smokers participating." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The majority of HIV infections worldwide are acquired from heterosexual contact. Therefore, prevention messages need to be directed to individuals at risk for genital HIV transmission who have not had a history of unprotected sex. Efforts to modify sexual behavior would appear necessary to reduce the prevalence and incidence of HIV infection." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The use of a contingency management model may make little to no impact on general health status, but may result in improvements in other aspects of health such as the perceived quality of life." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"CMM shows good safety among this sample as evidenced by our findings that no participants were hospitalized, experienced a major adverse event, or were lost to follow-up. It shows promise as a smoking cessation tool as it does not appear to be an obstacle to those who have tried and failed other forms of smoking cessation strategies. The CMM group demonstrated similar abstinence rates to those of a previous clinical trial, although with an overall higher rate due to the differences in treatment intensity. Given the good safety and efficacy found in this clinical trial, this model provides an intriguing alternative treatment for this population that is less challenging." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"While [most commercially available treatments cannot cure hiv/AIDS infections(http://www.withpower.com/clinical-trials/hiv-treatment-is-a-clinical-trial-right-for-you-2019032216100)], HIV clinical trials can help improve the individual outcomes of hiv patients by helping with the development of anti-HIV drugs that may be better tolerated and/or more effective against HIV than existing medicines. If you are looking to join a hiv clinical trial(http://www.withpower." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"HIV infections can spread to and from other parts of your body. Some common symptoms of HIV infections include fever, muscle pains, trouble moving, headache, swollen lymph nodes, and shortness of breath. Symptoms generally go away without treatment during the incubation phase unless other opportunistic infections are present. In cases when other infections are present, treatments can slow viral replication and reduce or prevent a fever or symptoms from becoming severe. Other preventive measures to help prevent infections include regular hand-washing. If you are living with HIV and you have not used a condom or other type of birth control or have not been tested for sexually transmitted diseases, make sure that your sexual partner is not infected with any serious diseases." - Anonymous Online Contributor