Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in HIV-infected Patients (CTNG)

This study has been completed.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Information provided by:
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne Identifier:
First received: September 4, 2009
Last updated: January 12, 2011
Last verified: January 2011

There has been an increase in incidence in sexually transmitted infections in HIV infected patients in the last years. In this study the investigators will prospectively evaluate the prevalence of symptomatic and asymptomatic infections with N. gonorrhea and Ch. trachomatis as well as the seroprevalence of Herpes simplex Type 2 infection in HIV-infected patients attending the clinic for infectious diseases at the Berne University Hospital. In addition, participants will be asked to fill out a questionnaire on sexual behaviour and sexual health.

Study hypothesis: STI prevalence is high in certain risk-groups to justify screening in regular intervals.

HIV Infections
Neisseria Gonorrhoeae
Chlamydia Trachomatis
Herpes Simplex

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prevalence of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Infection of N. Gonorrheae and C. Trachomatis and Seroprevalence of HSV Typ 2 and Sexual Health Seeking Behaviour in People With HIV Infection in Bern

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of infection with C.trachomatis, N. gonorrhea and Seroprevalence of HSV 2 infection [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: May 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
All HIV-infected patients attending the Clinic for Infectious Diseases at Berne university hospital, having been sexually active during the past 12 months and having given written informed consent


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

All consecutive HIV-infected patients attending the Clinic for Infectious Diseases at Bern University Hospital will be asked to participate in the study if they were sexually active during the last 12 months


Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV-infection
  • Attending the Clinic for Infectious Diseases from May 09 to November 09
  • Sexually active during the last 12 months
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00973466

Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Berne University Hospital
Bern, Switzerland, 3010
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Principal Investigator: Hansjakob Furrer, MD University Hospital Berne
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Hansjakob Furrer, Leitender Arzt, University Hospital Inselspital, Berne Identifier: NCT00973466     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KEK26/09
Study First Received: September 4, 2009
Last Updated: January 12, 2011
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Keywords provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:
Neisseria gonorrhea
Chlamydia trachomatis
Herpes simplex virus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Herpes Simplex
Bacterial Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Diseases, Male
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Herpesviridae Infections
Immune System Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Lentivirus Infections
Neisseriaceae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases, Viral
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