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Rewarding Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Prevention and Control in Tanzania (RESPECT)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00922038
First Posted: June 17, 2009
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2009
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Collaborators:
World Bank
Health Effects Institute
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Population Health Research Institute
University of California, San Francisco
RTI International
Information provided by:
University of California, Berkeley
  Purpose
This project evaluates the effect of a combined economic and psycho-social intervention to reduce risky sexual activity and its consequences. The main hypothesis to be tested is that risky sexual activity and resulting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be reduced through an intervention of counseling, regular STI testing, and positive reinforcement using cash rewards. The intervention is being implemented in a population of young people in rural Tanzania where more conventional behavioral change interventions have had limited effect in battling a generalized HIV epidemic.

Condition Intervention
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Behavioral: Cash reward

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Encouraging Safe Sexual Practices Among Youth Using Cash Rewards: A Randomized Trial in the Kilombero/Ulanga Districts, Tanzania

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Berkeley:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections measured in laboratory testing (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Trichomonas, Mycoplasma genitalium, HSV-2, HIV) [ Time Frame: 4, 8, and 12 months ]

Enrollment: 2411
Study Start Date: February 2009
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: High reward Behavioral: Cash reward
Enrollees testing negative for treatable sexually transmitted infections will receive cash rewards.
Experimental: Low reward Behavioral: Cash reward
Enrollees testing negative for treatable sexually transmitted infections will receive cash rewards.
No Intervention: Control

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Plan to live in study area for next 12 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00922038


Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Berkeley
World Bank
Health Effects Institute
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Population Health Research Institute
University of California, San Francisco
RTI International
Investigators
Principal Investigator: William H Dow, PhD University of California, Berkeley
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: William H. Dow, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00922038     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 025202
First Submitted: June 12, 2009
First Posted: June 17, 2009
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2009
Last Verified: June 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Infection
Virus Diseases
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female