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High-Risk HPV Infections in Women Aged 25 to 65

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rachel Winer, University of Washington Identifier:
First received: April 16, 2007
Last updated: November 15, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
The purpose of this study is to determine risk factors for HPV infections in 25 to 65 year old women who report having used internet dating websites in the past year.

Papillomavirus Infections

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: High-Risk HPV Infections in Women Aged 25 to 65

Further study details as provided by University of Washington:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • High-Risk HPV DNA [ Time Frame: four months ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Vaginal swab samples for HPV DNA testing

Enrollment: 303
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Whether older women are susceptible to acquiring new, persistent high-risk (HR) HPV infections from new sex partners is largely unknown. This is a pilot study of predictors of HR HPV infections in two populations of women aged 25 to 44 and 45 to 65 who have used internet dating websites in the past year. 400 women will be recruited and mailed kits for self-collecting vaginal specimens for HPV DNA testing. Women will self-collect two sets of vaginal specimens four months apart, and complete sexual behavior questionnaires at the time of each self-collection. If new HPV infections associated with recent new partners are detected in these women, this pilot data will be used to develop a larger longitudinal study of the acquisition and natural history of HR HPV infections in older women. This information is important for developing guidelines for HPV vaccine implementation and cervical cancer screening guidelines in populations of older women.

Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
25 to 65 year old women who date online

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Have had sex with men
  • Have used the internet to search for romantic partners in the past year (e.g. posted or responded to an ad on an internet dating website or social networking website)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy in the next 6 months
  • Hysterectomy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00461877

United States, Washington
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98103
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Washington
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Principal Investigator: Rachel L Winer, PhD University of Washington
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Rachel Winer, Assistant Professor, University of Washington Identifier: NCT00461877     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 31286
Study First Received: April 16, 2007
Last Updated: November 15, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Papillomavirus Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Tumor Virus Infections processed this record on April 28, 2017