Last updated on April 2018

RCT of an Internet Cessation Program Plus Online Social Network for HIV+ Smokers


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Tobacco abuse | HIV positive | AIDS Vaccines | HIV | HIV infection
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. age 18 or older
  2. current smoking as defined by a validated tobacco use measure
  3. laboratory confirmed HIV-infection; 3) residence in commuting distance to the Bronx, NY or Baltimore, MD
  4. English language fluency
  5. motivation to quit within the next 30 days
  6. at least weekly Internet and email access
  7. REALM literacy score of 19/66 or above, indicating reading level of at least 4-6 grade (PSFW content was written for this literacy level)
  8. willingness to provide informed consent and undergo randomization.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. previous participation in any trial of Positively Smoke Free interventions or use of PSFW+
  2. pregnancy
  3. contraindication to nicotine replacement therapy
  4. current participation in an active smoking cessation treatment (e.g., group therapy, use of pharmacotherapy)
  5. PSFW+ seed users will be excluded
  6. To avoid study condition contamination and to maintain the statistical independence of subject outcomes, otherwise eligible individuals who are spouses, partners, and/or roommates of study participants will be excluded.

All ineligible patients will receive a Positively Smoke Free smoking cessation brochure and will be encouraged to access nationally-available (free) quitline counseling.

Recruitment Status: Open


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