"CLaRO Pilot - Preventing Cardiometabolic Disease in HIV-Infected Latino Men through a Culturally-Tailored Health Promotion Intervention"

The Happy Older Latinos are Active (HOLA) intervention is an innovative health promotion program that is uniquely tailored to meet the diverse needs and circumstances of midlife and older Latinos living with HIV.


HOLA is a community health worker (CHW)-led, multicomponent, health promotion intervention consisting of: (1) a social and physical activation session; (2) a moderately intense group walk led by a CHW for 45 minutes, 3x/week for 16 weeks; (3) pleasant events scheduling. This study will address the following specific aims: to evaluate the feasibility of recruitment, assessment procedures, retention, acceptability, and implementation of HOLA in a sample of midlife and older Latinos living with HIV (Aim 1); to identify modifications needed in the design of a larger, confirmatory randomized controlled trial (Aim 2); to explore changes in cardiometabolic risk factors (waist circumference, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and glucose), psychosocial functioning (depression and anxiety severity, social support), and health-related quality of life in a sample of midlife and older Latinos living with HIV enrolled in the HOLA health promotion intervention (Aim 3). This pilot study is not powered to test a hypothesis. Rather, we will evaluate the feasibility of recruitment, assessment procedures, retention, acceptability, and implementation of HOLA in a sample of midlife and older Latinos living with HIV. This pilot study will inform feasibility and identify modifications needed in the design of a larger hypothesis testing study (R01).