“Heart Inflammation and Mental Stress Study”
The aim of the study is to investigate the neural underpinnings of cardiovascular reactivity to mental stress as a function of HIV and hypertensive risk.
Behavioral - Paced breathing
Individuals will be fitted with a respiratory transducer and receive auditory tones with which to pace their rate of inspiration and expiration in the experimental group.
Behavioral - Active relaxation
Individuals will be provided with headphones while resting quietly listening to soft music or be provided with a hand-held device to monitor electrodermal activity.
Heart Inflammation and Mental Stress Study