Health Promotion for Positives: A Randomized Trial With HIV Positive Black Men

Grant Number: 
National Institutes of Health
Date Range: 
21 Mar 2012 to 31 Dec 2018
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Highly activite antiretroviral treatment (HAART) for HIV has caused dramatic decreases in HIV-related opportunistic infections and mortality~ hence, people are living longer with HIV. Aging is associated with increased risk of chronic diseases, but HIV infection and HAART also heighten these risks. Even in the absence of HIV, African American men are at disproportionately high risk for chronic disease morbidity and mortality. This research, then, responds to the urgent need for interventions to reduce the risk of non-HIV related chronic diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes in HIV positive African American men age 40 and older.