This research study will examine the usefulness of groups in reducing stress and helping
individuals with HIV to stay healthy and avoid problems associated with sexually transmitted
diseases. We hope to discover whether being in a group is effective in reducing
stress-related symptoms and promoting healthy behaviors.
Inclusion Criteria:Must be 18 years or older, must be HIV-positive, report engaging in
behavior that could put them at risk for HIV transmission in the past three months, report
experiencing one or more trauma-related symptoms within the past three months.
Exclusion Criteria:Exclusion criteria include the presence of gross cognitive impairment,
dementia, acute psychosis, or severe physical impairment that would preclude adequate
comprehension of assessment material and participation in small group intervention.