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Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in HIV-infected Patients (CTNG)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 9, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 13, 2011
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Information provided by:
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne

Brief Summary:

There has been an increase in incidence in sexually transmitted infections in HIV infected patients in the last years. In this study the investigators will prospectively evaluate the prevalence of symptomatic and asymptomatic infections with N. gonorrhea and Ch. trachomatis as well as the seroprevalence of Herpes simplex Type 2 infection in HIV-infected patients attending the clinic for infectious diseases at the Berne University Hospital. In addition, participants will be asked to fill out a questionnaire on sexual behaviour and sexual health.

Study hypothesis: STI prevalence is high in certain risk-groups to justify screening in regular intervals.

Condition or disease
HIV Infections Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Chlamydia Trachomatis Herpes Simplex

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prevalence of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Infection of N. Gonorrheae and C. Trachomatis and Seroprevalence of HSV Typ 2 and Sexual Health Seeking Behaviour in People With HIV Infection in Bern
Study Start Date : May 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Gonorrhea HIV/AIDS

All HIV-infected patients attending the Clinic for Infectious Diseases at Berne university hospital, having been sexually active during the past 12 months and having given written informed consent

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prevalence of infection with C.trachomatis, N. gonorrhea and Seroprevalence of HSV 2 infection [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All consecutive HIV-infected patients attending the Clinic for Infectious Diseases at Bern University Hospital will be asked to participate in the study if they were sexually active during the last 12 months

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV-infection
  • Attending the Clinic for Infectious Diseases from May 09 to November 09
  • Sexually active during the last 12 months
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00973466

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Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Berne University Hospital
Bern, Switzerland, 3010
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Principal Investigator: Hansjakob Furrer, MD University Hospital Berne
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Responsible Party: Hansjakob Furrer, Leitender Arzt, University Hospital Inselspital, Berne Identifier: NCT00973466    
Other Study ID Numbers: KEK26/09
First Posted: September 9, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 13, 2011
Last Verified: January 2011
Keywords provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:
Neisseria gonorrhea
Chlamydia trachomatis
Herpes simplex virus
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Communicable Diseases
Chlamydia Infections
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Herpes Simplex
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Skin Diseases, Viral
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases
Chlamydiaceae Infections
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial
Neisseriaceae Infections