for males ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California
study started
estimated completion
Annesa Flentje



This is a pilot study of a new 9-session individually delivered cognitive behavioral intervention targeting sexual minority stress. In this study, 40 HIV+ men sexual minority men will be recruited for the study then will be randomly assigned to either the new 9 session intervention or a writing task condition.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus InfectionInflammationImmunologic Deficiency SyndromesAcquired Immunodeficiency SyndromeHIV InfectionsVirus DiseasesAWARENESS for Sexual MinoritiesWriting tasks


You can join if…

Open to males ages 18 years and up

  • Provide evidence or documentation of HIV positive status (e.g. a letter of diagnosis or medication bottles with matched photo ID)
  • Be English speaking
  • Be able to consent
  • Sexual activity with a man in the 3 years prior to initial contact or identification as gay or bisexual
  • Not currently be enrolled in formal substance abuse treatment
  • Report at least one occasion of drinking 5 or more drinks or of using an illicit substance in the previous 3 months, but not meet criteria for a severe substance use disorder.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Presence of a severe substance use disorder
  • Presence of current symptoms consistent with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, which would indicate that an intervention targeting these symptoms would be more appropriate.


  • University of California, San Francisco
    San FranciscoCalifornia94143United States

Lead Scientist

  • Annesa Flentje
    Authored (or co-authored) 40 research publications. Research interests: Lesbian gay bisexual and transgender health · substance abuse · substance abuse treatment · gene expression · sexual minority stress


in progress, not accepting new patients
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