Last updated on March 2019

Effectiveness of Nurse-delivered Care for Adherence/Mood in HIV in South Africa


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to conduct a two-arm effectiveness trial in Cape Town, South Africa of a Xhosa-adapted, nurse-delivered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment for depression and adherence, integrated into the HIV care setting in patients with HIV who did not achieve viral suppression from first-line treatment. The CBT treatment will be compared to enhanced usual care (Enhanced Treatment As Usual - ETAU) on study endpoints (as described in study endpoints section below).

Detailed Study Description

Clinical Clinical depression is one of the highest comorbidities to HIV/AIDS, with estimated rates up to 34.9 percent. Depression, in the context of HIV, leads to poor self-care behavior such as non-adherence to ART and worse retention in care, which are critical for treatment success. Based on our prior work, and given that CBT is an evidenced-based treatment for depression, this is a two-arm effectiveness randomized controlled trial of nurse-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and adherence integrated into the HIV primary care setting in S. Africa. To ensure that those who need this intervention the most will receive it, participants will be patients with HIV who did not achieve viral suppression from their first line ART, and have a unipolar depressive mood disorder.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02696824

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University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa
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Recruitment Status: Open


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