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Intervention for Male STDs in India

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: August 26, 2010
Last verified: April 2009
The specific aim of this study is to complete an ongoing randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of behavioral intervention compared to STI treatment/HIV counseling alone in decreasing risk behavior and incident HIV/STI infections in Mumbai, India.

Condition Intervention
Sexually Transmitted Infection Behavioral: Behavior

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: An Intervention for Male STD Patients in India

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):

Estimated Enrollment: 1892
Study Start Date: October 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2007
Detailed Description:
India has the second highest number of HIV infections of any country in the world, and the epidemic continues unabated. This trial is focused on high risk men attending public STI clinics. A proposed 2 and a half year study, this trial will utilize the continuation of a randomized controlled trial of a behavioral intervention compared to HIV C&T and STI treatment alone targeting HIV uninfected male STI patients. The specific aims are to complete the current behavioral intervention trial and to expand the current investigations to include: the evaluation of men who have sex with men as well as women and evaluate the use of alcohol to the entire sample of recruited men. STI patients will be recruited from three sites and if randomized will agree to a 12 month participation commitment. Strategies employed in both arms of the trial are simple and the fundamental components of an HIV prevention strategy. By demonstrating their effectiveness in India the hope is to encourage the public health leadership to adopt them and continue to change drug treatment availability.

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Males, over 16 years of age
  2. Hindu or Marathi speakers
  3. Have no plan to move permanently out of Mumbia in the following 12 months
  4. have a symptom of an STI or have had a sexual exposure in the past 6 months. A sexual exposure is defined as having sex with a commercial sex worker (FSW), having unprotected sex with anyone, male or female, or if the patient came to the clinic seeking an HIV test.
  5. Patients will be required to provide an address that can be located by a tracer.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. HIV positive subjects.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00170534

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital
Mumbai, India, 400022
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00170534     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 02-106
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: August 26, 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
India, male, sexually transmitted infection, STI, STD

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Virus Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female processed this record on August 21, 2017