Primary Outcome Measures:
- Proportion of men in the HIM study willing to invite their female partner to participate in partner study, proportion of female partners who: a) contact clinic for enrollment in study b) are eligible to participate in the study c) enroll in study. [ Time Frame: 2 year accrual period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Secondary Outcome Measures:
- Proportion of female partners who report being monogamous with the HIM partner, proportion of women that are both HPV sero negative and HPV DNA negative at enrollment, proportion of women who comply with study protocol over 2 years of follow up. [ Time Frame: 2 years per participant ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
We planned to enroll 150 female sexual partners, 75 per year for 2 years, of male study participants in the HPV Infection in Men (HIM) Study. The enrollment period is from June 2006 through May 2008 and participants will be followed through May 2010. At all study visits participants will undergo interviews, a physical exam and laboratory analysis for HPV for a total of 5 clinical visits scheduled every 6 months over 2 years of follow-up. In addition, at each study visit, participants will provide blood for HPV antibody analyses. At enrollment, visit 3 and visit 5 a Pap smear test will be done. At the enrollment visit, study participants will complete a questionnaire designed to assess social and behavioral risk factors for the acquisition of HPV. At each subsequent study visit, participants will be asked to provide updated information to assess changes in risk behaviors such as condom use, relations with new partners, and tobacco use.