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Surveillance and Medical Help for HIV-infected Intravenous Drug Users in and Out of Prison

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00739258
First received: August 19, 2008
Last updated: January 20, 2012
Last verified: December 2011

August 19, 2008
January 20, 2012
April 2008
December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Surveillance and Medical Help for HIV-infected Intravenous Drug Users in and Out of Prison
Surveillance and Medical Help for HIV-infected Intravenous Drug Users in and Out of Prison and Set up the Notional Halfway Home in Union Area of Medical Facility

It is difficult to detect the intestinal protozoal infections among the HIV-infected persons or travelers diarrhea by using the traditional microscopy or staining methods. The purpose of this study aimed at finding out the appropriate diagnostic methods and the infection rate of the intestinal protozoa, including the Entamoeba, Cryptosporidium and Giardia among the HIV-infected persons by using the antigen detection method and biological method. The investigators also tried to analyze the associated HIV infection status and sexual transmitted diseases (STD) including Gonorrhea, Chlamydial trachomatis, Syphilis, Genital warts and Herpes simplex virus in this study. The study will collect the blood, urine and stool samples from 200 intravenous drug user (IDU) with HIV-infected in the prisons, 400 intravenous drug user (IDU) without HIV infected and 100 intravenous drug user (IDU) with HIV infected receiving methadone maintenance treatment.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
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Non-Probability Sample

The samples are obtained from Kaohsiung prison, Kaohsiung women's prison, Pingtung prison and the Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

HIV Infections
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  • HIDU
    intravenous drug user (IDU) with HIV infected
  • IDU
    intravenous drug user (IDU) without HIV
  • MH
    persons receiving methadone maintenance treatment
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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
700
December 2010
December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of HIV
  • Receiving Methadone Maintenance Treatment
  • intravenous drug user (IDU)
Both
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Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Taiwan
 
NCT00739258
KMUH-IRB-970077
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Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital
December 2011

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