Women living with HIV experience a gender gap in wellness outcomes in the U.S., and women of color are particularly vulnerable to this gap. To address this, the Solution Focused Wellness for HIV (SFWH) intervention for women was created. In this paper, we report the quantitative results of the most recent SFWH pilot study. The seven-session, group intervention was provided to (N=14) women living with HIV to evaluate it for effectiveness. Results showed the intervention was associated with significant multidimensional wellness improvements between baseline and five-week follow up. Participants’ CD4 and Viral Load counts did not change significantly. To improve access to the intervention and increase retention in HIV care in the community, further adaptations of the SFWH are planned.
Yates, Helen T. and Mowbray, Orion
"Evaluating the Solution Focused Wellness for HIV Intervention for Women: A Pilot Study,"
Journal of Solution Focused Practices: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/journalsfp/vol4/iss2/4