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HSV Oral Reactivation in Children

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Identifier:
First received: June 11, 2013
Last updated: June 12, 2013
Last verified: June 2013

June 11, 2013
June 12, 2013
September 2008
July 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
HSV detection rate [ Time Frame: 14 days ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
HSV copy number [ Time Frame: 14 days ]
Same as current
compliance with daily swabs [ Time Frame: 14 days ]
Same as current
HSV Oral Reactivation in Children
Longitudinal Study to Evaluate the Frequency of HSV-1 Oral Reactivation in Children in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

In the proposed study, the investigators will carry out novel research to evaluate both symptomatic and asymptomatic daily oral herpes simplex virus (HSV) shedding rates and copy number in children with and without HIV.

Study Objectives:

  1. To evaluate the frequency of oral HSV reactivation in HIV-infected and uninfected children

    Secondary Objectives:

  2. To determine the acceptability of performing daily oral swabs in children age 3-12
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Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
For this Pilot study, we will enroll 20 HIV-infected and 10 HIV-uninfected children
  • HSV-1
  • HIV
Other: Underlying medical illness
  • HIV negative
  • HIV positive
    HIV positive children in care
    Intervention: Other: Underlying medical illness

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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July 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age > 3 and ≤12 years old
  • parental/guardian consent and children's assent must be obtained and participants and parent/guardian must be able to comply with study procedures
  • For HIV-infected group: Positive HIV serology by either ELISA x 2, ELISA + WB or PCR testing

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age <3 and > 12 years old
  • Acute illness which by opinion of the investigator makes enrollment in the trial unfeasible (including active tuberculosis, malaria or other opportunistic infection requiring treatment)
  • co-enrollment in other therapeutic/intervention trials (observational trial enrollment is permitted).
  • Stable co-administration of other medications is permitted (e.g. bactrim)
  • For HIV-infected children; receiving or eligible for antiretroviral (ART) therapy by local standards
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
3 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Richard Zuckerman, MD, MPH Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
June 2013

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