Natural History of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infections in Mid-Adult Women (WHIM) (WHIM)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 14, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 19, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rachel Winer, University of Washington

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine rates of oral and genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, and look at risk factors for HPV infection in healthy mid-adult women.

Condition or disease
Papillomavirus Infections

Detailed Description:
The investigators propose a longitudinal study of 500 women in order to determine rates and risk factors for HPV infections in 30-50 year old women. Participants will be followed for 6 months and will be asked to complete online questionnaires on their health, sexual behavior, HPV vaccinations, and cervical cancer screening. The investigators will ask participants to self-collect monthly vaginal swab samples and self-collect 2 oral swab samples. Women will also be asked to provide 2 blood samples. All swab samples will be tested for type-specific HPV deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assay, blood samples will be tested for HPV antibodies.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 409 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Natural History of HPV Infections in Mid-Adult Women
Study Start Date : February 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2012

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Presence of type-specific HPV DNA in self-collected oral and vaginal swab samples [ Time Frame: once a month for 6 months ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Self-collected vaginal samples for HPV testing. Self-collected oral samples for HPV testing. Serum samples for HPV antibody testing.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
30 to 50 year old women affilitated with Univeristy of Washington (student, staff, faculty)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • affiliated with the University of Washington (student, staff, faculty)
  • willing to self-collect vaginal samples at home for HPV testing
  • able to provide informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant
  • have had hysterectomy
  • serious medical condition which prevents completion of activities of daily living

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01295242

United States, Washington
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98195
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Washington
Principal Investigator: Rachel L Winer, PhD, MPH University of Washington

Responsible Party: Rachel Winer, Assistant Professor, University of Washington Identifier: NCT01295242     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 39810-C
First Posted: February 14, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 19, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013

Keywords provided by Rachel Winer, University of Washington:
Cervical Cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Papillomavirus Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Tumor Virus Infections