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Distant Healing Therapy in HIV/AIDS (California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute subcontractor)

Status: 
Completed
Study area: 
Chronic Disease
Immunity
Principal investigator: 
E Targ; D Abrams
Co-investigator(s): 
L J Standish
Project period: 
July 1, 2000 - April 30, 2003

A collaboration with the Complementary Medical Research Institute and San Francisco Community Consortium, a division of the San Francisco General Hospital. Sponsored by the NIH/NCCAM.

Purpose of Research
The purpose of the proposed trial is to extend preliminary work by:

  1. studying a much larger sample
  2. examining additional biological markers of disease progression
  3. following medical and quality-of-life outcomes for a longer time period

In addition, the study will compare distant healing (DH) efforts by professional "healers" with DH efforts by professional nurses with no previous DH training.