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Intravaginal Treatment of Disturbances of Vaginal Flora Among HIV Infected and Uninfected Women in Malawi

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00140764
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 1, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 10, 2011
Information provided by:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this intervention is to find out whether intravaginal treatment with a gel containing an antibiotic (metronidazole), compared to a similar placebo gel (without antibiotic), can reduce the frequency of bacterial vaginosis, a common vaginal infection among African women who are HIV uninfected or HIV infected. The study will also determine the effect of these vaginal gels on genitourinary symptoms.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bacterial Vaginosis Trichomonas Vaginitis Urogenital Diseases Drug: Metronidazole gel versus placebo gel Phase 3

Detailed Description:
This is a phase 3, randomized, double masked, two arms study conducted in Malawi, Southeast Africa. The study is conducted among nonpregnant HIV infected or uninfected women of reproductive age. Intermittent mass treatment approaches are followed where women are randomized to antibiotic intravaginal treatment or placebo at enrollment. Women receive assigned product every three months for one year.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 2003
Study Completion Date : March 2005

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Vaginal Diseases

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis
  2. Reported genitourinary symptoms

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female

Inclusion Criteria:

Nonpregnant HIV-Uninfected HIV-Infected

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00140764

Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Principal Investigator: Taha E Taha, MD PHD Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00140764     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: METRO STUDY
First Posted: September 1, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 10, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011
Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
Genitourinary symptoms
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Vaginosis, Bacterial
Trichomonas Vaginitis
Vaginal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Bacterial Infections
Trichomonas Infections
Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents