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Scientific Evaluation of Peer Education and STD Treatment to Reduce the Spread of HIV in Zimbabwe

This study has been completed.
Biomedical Research and Training Institute
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Imperial College London Identifier:
First received: October 20, 2006
Last updated: May 27, 2015
Last verified: October 2006
The purpose of this study is to determine whether community-based peer education and condom distribution combined with improved treatment of sexually transmitted infections are effective in reducing the spread of HIV infection in a sub-Saharan African population

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections Behavioral: Peer education among commercial sex workers and clients Behavioral: Condom distribution and promotion Procedure: Syndromic treatment of sexually transmitted infections Procedure: Systemic counselling for STI patients

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Impact and Process Evaluation of Integrated Community and Clinic-based HIV-1 Control: a Cluster-randomised Trial in Eastern Zimbabwe

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • HIV incidence at the community level

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Self-reported genital ulcers
  • Self-reported urethral or genital discharge
  • Sexually transmitted infection treatment effectiveness (self-reported cessation of symptoms)
  • Sexual behaviour change (sexual debut, sexual partner change, non-regular partners, unprotected sex with regular and casual partners)
  • Health-seeking behaviour change
  • HIV/AIDS knowledge

Study Start Date: July 1998
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2003
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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All members of study communities
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00390949

Biomedical Research and Training Institute
Harare, Zimbabwe
Sponsors and Collaborators
Imperial College London
Biomedical Research and Training Institute
Principal Investigator: Simon Gregson, DPhil Imperial College London
Principal Investigator: Stephen Chandiwana, PhD Biomedical Research and Training Institute
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Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00390949     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PC3239_DFID
Study First Received: October 20, 2006
Last Updated: May 27, 2015

Keywords provided by Imperial College London:
HIV prevention
Core groups
Peer education
Syndromic management
Commercial sex workers
Condom distribution
HIV Seronegativity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017