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By physician referral or invitation only

UNCPM 22201 - HIV Engagement and Adolescent Depression Support (HEADS-UP)

The purpose of this project is to adapt an evidence-based mental health intervention, called Friendship Bench, to address depression and engagement in care among adolescents living with HIV in Malawi. In this study, we will interview patients, caregivers, and others involved in clinical care to better understand how to make sure this treatment addresses the needs of this new population. Participants will be interviewed, individually and/or in a group. Afterwards, we will use this information to test how well this adapted treatment can be delivered to depressed adolescents with HIV.

Age & Gender

  • 13 years ~ 24 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

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Thank you for your interest, but this study is recruiting by invitation only.

International (Malawi)

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Bradley Gaynes
Psychiatry - General

Study Type

Behavioral or Social

Study Topics

Child and Teen Health
Mental and Emotional Health

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