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Study of Oral Papillomavirus In Teens and Twenties (SPITT)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gypsyamber D'Souza, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Identifier:
First received: October 13, 2009
Last updated: March 30, 2015
Last verified: January 2015
Recently human papillomavirus (HPV) has been recognized to cause some oropharyngeal (tonsil) cancer. But very little is known about oral HPV infection and risk factors. This study will evaluate how common oral HPV infection is, what sexual behaviors are associated with risk for infection, and how long infections tend to last.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Short-term Natural History of Oral HPV Infection Among Young Adults

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Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Oral HPV infection [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Oral rinse samples collected prospectively for 24 months

Enrollment: 550
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
18-25 year old individuals are being recruited from STD clinics in Baltimore County and followed every three months for this study.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 26 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
High risk young adults

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 -26 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Never received HPV vaccine (Gardasil or Cervarix)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00994019

United States, Maryland
Baltimore County Woodlawn Health Centers
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21207
Baltimore County Eastern Health Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21237
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Principal Investigator: Gypsyamber D'Souza, PhD Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Gypsyamber D'Souza, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Identifier: NCT00994019     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2422
Study First Received: October 13, 2009
Last Updated: March 30, 2015

Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
oral cancer
young adults processed this record on April 28, 2017