China TEA: Preparation

TEA for Families & Children: Preparation for a Randomized Trial

HIV has impacted extended families by shifting the life patterns not only for the persons living with HIV/AIDS, but also for their children, partners, and other family members. This 2-year project is a preparation and pilot phase for a randomized controlled trial of the TEA intervention, a family intervention for HIV-affected families in rural areas of China.

Targeted Risk Group:

Anhui province in ChinaHIV-affected families, including PLH, family members, and children

Intervention model:

Social cognitive theory, community mobilization model, and behavioral change model.

Research Methods:

  • Focus groups for feedback and finalization of the intervention activities, assessment measures and implementation procedures.
  • An intervention pilot with 40 HIV-affected families, including 40 PLH, 40 family members and 40 children aged 6-18.
  • Pilot assessments with 79 families and intervention outcome comparison between the intervention and control groups at baseline, 3 and 6-month follow-ups.


Local Significance:

  1. Improve physical, mental health and quality of life of PLH, family members and children.
  2. Improve positive interaction among family members for support.
  3. Improve community integration for families impacted by HIV.
  4. Provide important data for a potential intervention trial in China for children and families impacted by HIV.

International Significance:

  1. It provides a multi-level intervention model for families affected by HIV.
  2. It provides a feasible intervention that can be implemented in poor, rural areas in the world.