Study of Oral Papillomavirus In Teens and Twenties (SPITT)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00994019
: October 14, 2009
Last Update Posted
: March 31, 2015
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gypsyamber D'Souza, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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.
Condition or disease
18-25 year old individuals are being recruited from STD clinics in Baltimore County and followed every three months for this study.
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