Association of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV Among Women Attending the Condom Promotion and Counseling Study in Harare
Sponsor: US National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Protocol Summary: The aim of this substudy was to compare the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections among HIV seropositive and seronegative women in an HIV prevention study. 997 sexually active women between 18 – 55 years were enrolled from post natal and family planning clinics from HIVNET/HPTN 016A cohort study from June 2000 to July 2001. Baseline data on socio- demographic characteristics, sexual behaviour and contraception were collected through an interviewer-administered questionnaire after the consenting process. The women were counseled on condom negotiation skills over a period of two months at two weekly intervals. They were examined and tested for sexually transmitted infections at entry into the study and at exit.
Years: 2000 – 2001
Investigator: Z.M. Chirenje, MD, FRCOG
Location: Spilhaus and Seke South CRSs