Rise - Treatment Education for HIV Infections

Waitlist Available · 18+ · All Sexes · Los Angeles, CA

This study is evaluating whether a culturally congruent treatment education intervention can improve health outcomes for African Americans with HIV.

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About the trial for HIV Infections

Eligible Conditions
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome · Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection(HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) · HIV Infections

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Rise - Treatment Education is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Rise - Treatment Education
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 6 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
18 years of age or older
Self-reported adherence problems (i.e. missed at least 1 ART dose in the past month) and/or detectable viral load
Willing to use Medication Events Monitoring System (MEMS) for electronic adherence monitoring.
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Odds of Eligibility
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: change in stigma over 12 months from baseline to 13 months post-baseline
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: change in stigma over 12 months from baseline to 13 months post-baseline.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Rise - Treatment Education will improve 3 primary outcomes and 4 secondary outcomes in patients with HIV Infections. Measurement will happen over the course of change in viral suppression over 12 months from enrollment to 12 months post-enrollment.

Change in Viral Suppression
Viral suppression (suppressed vs not suppressed), immediately and 6-months post-intervention, from blood draws and medical records
Change in Categorical Adherence
Dichotomous percentage of doses taken, of those prescribed (dichotomized at less than or greater than or equal to 85%), self-report and from electronic monitoring, at all post-intervention time-points
Change in Continuous Adherence
Percentage of doses taken, of those prescribed, self-report and from electronic monitoring, at all post-intervention time-points
Change in Unmet needs
Decreased level of unmet needs, as measured by ACASI survey responses, at all post-intervention time-points
Change in Adherence-related motivation
Increased desire and motivation to maintain ART medication adherence, as measured by ACASI survey responses, at all post-intervention time-points
Change in Medical mistrust
Decreased rates of medical mistrust, as measured by ACASI survey responses, at all post-intervention time-points
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Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Can hiv infections be cured?

With good antiviral therapy, some people with HIV infections can live a fairly normal life. But with the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy, this is unlikely for many people. Thus, hiv infections can be seen as a serious disease, but not a cure. Nevertheless, it is possible to decrease disease burden with good treatment.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is hiv infections?

HIV and especially HIV-1 infections in the perinatal period seem to be the major cause of an increased risk to develop the clinical phenotype of IgA nephropathy.

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What causes hiv infections?

This is a comprehensive overview of the causes of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. It gives the basic information that helps justify the risks and limits the effects and consequences of HIV on health. The epidemiology of HIV infections and the information about acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are summarized in this article. It has been established that humans contract HIV after being exposed to the virus. HIV can become sexually transmitted through the penetration of the vagina or rectum, through sex between two people, or through blood or tissue of an infected person or an infected animal. HIV can be found in any blood product and in the semen of an infected man.

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What are the signs of hiv infections?

The signs and symptoms of hiv infections are similar to those of other life-threatening illnesses such as HIV-associated cancers and hepatitis C and can range in severity. HIV infection patients who are not aware of their hiv status should see a healthcare professional, as early detection of HIV-related infections will help them have a higher chance of survival and increased quality of living. Symptoms can vary based upon the particular symptoms of the particular hiv infection a patient is experiencing. However, the most common [symptoms have been highlighted in this article. For example, if a person has symptoms that are common to other life-threatening illnesses, they should contact their doctor immediately, as untreated HIV infection can cause serious, life-threatening issues.

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What are common treatments for hiv infections?

Very few hiv prevention and treatment strategies receive widespread use. Current strategies to prevent infection and early treatment of infected individuals are largely reliant on prevention strategies for sex partners and the use of condoms. The success of many other prevention strategies for hepatitis B and Hepatitis C virus infections have motivated the development of testing for and treatment for HIV. There are limited treatment options.

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How many people get hiv infections a year in the United States?

While only 2% of pregnant women are U.S. citizens, the U.S. Bureau of Statistics estimate that as many as 90% of pregnant women living in the United States who test positive for hiv by the time of delivery have not been infected. In addition to the 2.2 million New Yorkers living in the NYC/Erie metropolitan area and the larger metropolitan areas of the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic peninsula, 2.5 million Americans are currently living with hiv. In this population, a national epidemic is a possibility.

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Is rise - treatment education typically used in combination with any other treatments?

There were no indications that HIV treatment education used as part of HIV care (including counseling/education) were used less frequently with the exception of the use of other types of treatment interventions. While, it was assumed that participants of trials with less educated clinicians and of trial staffs as well as the ones with high levels of clinical distress reported to be less likely to get HIV treatment education. Future trials may include additional clinical and laboratory assessments with regard to participants' willingness to participate in HIV treatment education as well as consideration to include other HIV treatment interventions.

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What does rise - treatment education usually treat?

The result of our work will help us to discover new solutions for addressing the issues that arise in HIV treatment. As time passes, we are likely to discover new evidence for treating rise.

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What are the latest developments in rise - treatment education for therapeutic use?

While a significant amount of information exists regarding current advances at various levels of treatment, this is still a relatively recent addition to the world's educational literature and is not yet fully understood. An overview of this emerging area can be found in the latest (2017) publication from the Institute for Clinical Ethics and Emerging Infectious Diseases. In summary, there remain a number of exciting advances (e.g., treatment of primary HIV infection, HIV-1-2 co-infection, and more) with which to inform future education. As we know it, no single textbook can serve as a guide to these advances. Thus, we must continue to refine and revise our educational programs for these new advancements.

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How serious can hiv infections be?

Among people with AIDS, HIV infection causes moderate damage to the intestines. Patients who are diagnosed with HIV infection should continue to have their intestinal function routinely examined, and patients are recommended to adhere to health care advice for patients with HIV infection about their own health to minimize the risks of the disease. If doctors believe a patient to have HIV infection, the patient should be tested again if the diagnosis is confirmed, and the patient should be enrolled in a clinical trial for treatments of HIV infection. If the patient does not respond well to initial treatments, he/she may also need to change a few medications to make treatment more effective.

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Does hiv infections run in families?

Data from a recent study are consistent with the hypothesis, and argue for the need for larger epidemiological studies with both family members and control family members. In order to ascertain if HIV is transmitted via genetic factors or by shared environmental exposures, epidemiological studies of large numbers of families are required to examine not only the presence but also the pattern of transmission in a family.

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What is the primary cause of hiv infections?

The primary cause of HIV is a high-risk sexual practice. However, many of the cases of the infection come from other causes, such as being a victim of the intentional exposure of an HIV-positive person. HIV can be spread as long ago as 6 hours of viral shedding, so a long period of exposure is essential for the infection to occur. There are certain risk groups that are most likely to be exposed to HIV, but there are very few groups at even higher risk; it is only certain groups, through their risky sexual practices, that are most likely to be exposed.

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