Quit Smoking
While Living with HIV
Join a University of Pennsylvania smoking cessation research program aimed to better understand the treatment of nicotine dependence in individuals living with HIV.
Philadelphia, PA
Want to
Quit Smoking
Currently Living with HIV
18 Years and Older
Fast Facts
About this research study:
Partner with University of Pennsylvania researchers as they assess how restricting your smoking for short periods of time (24 hours) affects your performance of special tasks.
Research shows that individuals living with HIV lose a greater number of years of potential life to smoking rather than what they may with just having HIV. Quitting smoking may be one of the best health benefits a person living with HIV can get.

If enrolled in this study, you may benefit from the knowledge that you are contributing to the advancement of the treatment for smoking cessation. Take the step towards a smoke-free life and receive no-cost smoking cessation counseling and nicotine patches which can help you make a successful quit attempt.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The main purpose of this research study is to examine how not smoking for a short period of time (24 hours) affects performance and cognitive abilities.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Age 18 years or older
  • Living with HIV
  • Daily Smoker
  • Desire to Quit
What will happen if I participate in the study?
If you are deemed eligible to participate you will be asked to complete 9 sessions. This includes 2 visits where you will complete computer tasks, 6 smoking cessation counseling sessions and
1 follow-up session.

Within the week of your first counseling session, you will receive nicotine patches (Nicoderm CQ) and be instructed on how to use them.

Your participation in the study will last approximately 4 months. If you are deemed eligible you will be given a study schedule that outlines your scheduled sessions.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Participants will be compensated up to $380 for time and travel. You will also receive the quit smoking counseling and nicotine patches at no cost.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There will be no charge to you for participating in this research program.