Adapting and piloting a decision-aid intervention (PORADA) to engage older people with HIV (OPWH) in HIV care and treatment programs


The term of realization

01.09.2022 – 31.07.2025

Principal Investigator

Oleksandr Zeziulin

Funded by

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The aim of the project

To adapt and pilot-test a decision-assisted intervention (PORADA) to engage people aged 50+ with HIV in HIV care and treatment programs.

Goals and objectives

1. Drawing on Chaudoir’s Disclosure Process Model and by Dr. Earnshaw’s HIV Stigma Framework and using Qualitative Description with semi-structured interviews to explore how OPWH make their decisions about their HIV status disclosure.
2. Using the data from Aim 1, develop a decision aid prototype for OPWH that will help to assess their care needs, weigh pros and cons of disclosing their HIV status, and provide resources for making an optimal decision.
3. To conduct a pilot RCT of the adapted intervention (PORADA) vs. treatment as usual (TAU) to measure acceptability and feasibility.
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