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Study of Oral Papillomavirus In Teens and Twenties (SPITT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00994019
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 14, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 31, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
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

Detailed Description:
18-25 year old individuals are being recruited from STD clinics in Baltimore County and followed every three months for this study.

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 550 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Short-term Natural History of Oral HPV Infection Among Young Adults
Study Start Date : January 2010
Primary Completion Date : October 2014
Study Completion Date : October 2014

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Groups and Cohorts

Outcome Measures

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

Eligibility Criteria

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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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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

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Responsible Party: Gypsyamber D'Souza, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00994019     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2422
First Posted: October 14, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 31, 2015
Last Verified: January 2015

Keywords provided by Gypsyamber D'Souza, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
oral cancer
young adults