Clinical Trials For Genital Herpes Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in HIV-infected Patients (CTNG)

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

This study is currently recruiting participants.

Verified by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne, September 2009

First Received: September 4, 2009   Last Updated: September 7, 2009   History of Changes


University Hospital Inselspital, Berne




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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.


HIV Infections

Neisseria Gonorrhoeae

Chlamydia Trachomatis

Herpes Simplex

Study Type:


Study Design:

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

Resource links provided by NLM:

MedlinePlus related topics: AIDS Chlamydia Infections Gonorrhea Herpes Simplex Sexually Transmitted Diseases

U.S. FDA Resources

Further study details as provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:

Primary Outcome Measures:

Prevalence of infection with C.trachomatis, N. gonorrhea and Seroprevalence of HSV 2 infection [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment:


Study Start Date:

May 2009

Estimated Study Completion Date:

August 2010

Estimated Primary Completion Date:

December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)



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


Ages Eligible for Study:

18 Years and older

Genders Eligible for Study:


Accepts Healthy Volunteers:


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:


Attending the Clinic for Infectious Diseases from May 09 to November 09

Sexually active during the last 12 months

Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:


Contacts and Locations

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00973466


Contact: Hansjakob Furrer, MD




Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Berne University Hospital


Bern, Switzerland, 3010

Sub-Investigator: Katharina Sprenger, MD

Sponsors and Collaborators

University Hospital Inselspital, Berne




Principal Investigator:

Hansjakob Furrer, MD

University Hospital Berne

More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party:

University Hospital Inselspital, Berne ( Hansjakob Furrer, Leitender Arzt ) Identifier:

NCT00973466 History of Changes

Other Study ID Numbers:


Study First Received:

September 4, 2009

Last Updated:

September 7, 2009

Health Authority:

Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Keywords provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:


Neisseria gonorrhea

Chlamydia trachomatis

Herpes simplex virus


Additional relevant MeSH terms:

Bacterial Infections

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Bacterial

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral

Slow Virus Diseases


Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections

Genital Diseases, Female

Chlamydiaceae Infections

Chlamydia Infections

Retroviridae Infections

Neisseriaceae Infections

Herpes Simplex

RNA Virus Infections

Skin Diseases

Immune System Diseases

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Genital Diseases, Male

Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes

Herpesviridae Infections

Virus Diseases

Skin Diseases, Viral

Skin Diseases, Infectious

HIV Infections

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Lentivirus Infections


DNA Virus Infections processed this record on June 15, 2010