Experimental Design of Couple Counseling and Testing in Antenatal Clinics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (CVCT)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Johns Hopkins University
Information provided by:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00631384
First received: February 28, 2008
Last updated: March 6, 2008
Last verified: February 2008

February 28, 2008
March 6, 2008
March 2003
September 2004   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
HIV Testing and receiving results [ Time Frame: within one month of initial visit to ANC ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00631384 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • use of nevirapine [ Time Frame: 3 months after testing ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • use of protection at time of sexual intercourse [ Time Frame: 3 months after HIV test ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • domestic violence [ Time Frame: 3 months after HIV test ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Experimental Design of Couple Counseling and Testing in Antenatal Clinics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Experimental Design of Couple Counseling and Testing in Antenatal Clinics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The objective of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of couples Voluntary Counseling and Testing for HIV (CVCT) compared to individual VCT (IVCT) in preventing MTCT, and in increasing preventive behaviors and minimizing spousal abuse among HIV positive women. We hypothesize that offering CVCT will not decrease uptake of VCT among women. This research will be carried out in 3 antenatal clinics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
HIV Infections
  • Behavioral: Couples VCT
    Offer women coming to antenatal clinics to have their husbands come with them for couples VCT
  • Behavioral: Individual VCT
    Women to receive individual VCT
  • Experimental: 1
    Women to be asked to bring husbands for couple VCT
    Intervention: Behavioral: Couples VCT
  • Active Comparator: 2
    Women to receive individual VCT
    Intervention: Behavioral: Individual VCT
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
1521
September 2004
September 2004   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Up to 6 months of pregnancy
  • Currently married or in cohabiting union for 2+ years and co-resident with husband

Exclusion Criteria:

  • In polygamous marriage
  • 7 or more months pregnant
Both
18 Years to 50 Years
Yes
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Tanzania
 
NCT00631384
H.32.02.05.29
Yes
Stan Becker, Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
February 2008

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