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Trichomonas Vaginalis Repeat Infections Among HIV Negative Women

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2016 by Tulane University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Patricia Kissinger, Tulane University Health Sciences Center Identifier:
First received: April 4, 2013
Last updated: December 16, 2016
Last verified: December 2016
The overall goal of this project is to determine the influence of patient treatment and host factors on repeat Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) infections among HIV-negative women

Condition Intervention Phase
Vaginitis Trichomonal or Due to Trichomonas
Drug: MTZ 500 mg BID x 7 days
Drug: MTZ 2 g
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Trichomonas Vaginalis Repeat Infections Among HIV Negative Women

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Tulane University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • TV negative after treatment with either multi or single dose MTZ [ Time Frame: 4 weeks post treatment completion ]

Estimated Enrollment: 700
Study Start Date: June 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: MTZ 2 g
Single dose MTZ
Drug: MTZ 2 g
MTZ 2 g
Other Name: Single dose MTZ
Experimental: MTZ 500 mg BID x 7 days
Multi dose MTZ
Drug: MTZ 500 mg BID x 7 days
MTZ 500 mg BID x 7days
Other Name: Multi-dose MTZ

Detailed Description:
This study is a phase III randomized clinical trial. HIV-negative women who test positive for TV at their routine gynecological exam at participating clinics will be referred to the nurse/study coordinator to screen for eligibility, provide a description of the study, and obtain written, informed consent (N=700). Subjects will undergo an audio computer assisted self- interview (ACASI), and will self-collect vaginal swabs for Trichomonas testing by InPouch and NAAT, Gram stain testing, and a future microbiome specimen. They will be randomized into one of two arms; metronidazole (MTZ) 2 g single dose (CDC recommended treatment regimen) or MTZ 500 mg BID 7-day dose (CDC alternative treatment regimen). All enrolled women will be scheduled for a follow-up visit at four weeks post treatment completion (window 3-13 weeks).

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • female
  • English speaking
  • >= 18 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • HIV-infected
  • unable to provide informed consent
  • pregnant
  • breast feeding
  • treated by their provider for BV at visit
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01832480

Contact: Patricia Kissinger, PhD

United States, Alabama
Jefferson County Dept of Health/STD Specialty Clinic Recruiting
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35233
Contact: Christina Muzny, MD    205-975-3298   
Principal Investigator: Christina Muzny, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Jane Schwebke, MD         
United States, Louisiana
CrescentCare Health and Wellness Center Recruiting
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70119
Contact: Rebecca Lillis, MD   
Sub-Investigator: Stephanie N Taylor, MD         
Principal Investigator: Rebecca Lillis, MD         
United States, Mississippi
Crossroads Clinic Active, not recruiting
Jackson, Mississippi, United States, 39213
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tulane University Health Sciences Center
Principal Investigator: Patricia Kissinger, MD Tulane Univeristy
  More Information


Responsible Party: Patricia Kissinger, Professor, Tulane University Health Sciences Center Identifier: NCT01832480     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 4042013
Study First Received: April 4, 2013
Last Updated: December 16, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Tulane University:
Trichomonas vaginalis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Trichomonas Infections
Trichomonas Vaginitis
Vaginal Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017