How do you deal with stress in your life?

What works for you?

What helps you to cope with HIV?

·   This study examines the how stress affects the health and immunity of people living with HIV.

·   Financial compensation and free labs are provided to study participants.

·   Participation in this study does not require any changes to current medications.

Please call our confidential phone number at (305)284-5299 if you are...

  • HIV Positive, with
  • T-cell less than 500, and
  • Never had AIDS defining illness


Frequently Asked Questions:


Q. What do you do in the Positive Survivors study?


A. If you are able to participate in the Positive Survivors Study you will be sent a packet in the mail full of questionnaires and a urine container to collect your urine from the night prior to your office visit.  We have you come to the office once every 6 months for an interview and blood draw and follow up with you by telephone every 3 months.  Participation in the PS study is voluntary and may continue for as many as 6 years. 


Q. Is my participation confidential?


A. Yes, your participation in our study will not be disclosed to anyone without your consent except as required by Florida Law (in cases where a minor is being harmed and under other very limited circumstances). 


Q. If I am interested, how can I get more information or see if I qualify?


A. Just call our confidential phone line at 305-284-5299.  We always try to have a live person answer the phone between the hours of 8:30am - 5pm.  We will answer any questions you may have about our studies and ask you some questions (about 5 minutes worth) to see if you qualify.  A determination will be made by one of our psychologists and someone will call back to notify you.  If you qualify for two of our studies, you can pick the one that you prefer.



© 2005 Positive Survivors Research Center, University of Miami