Study of Oral Papillomavirus In Teens and Twenties (SPITT)
Recently human papillomavirus (HPV) has been recognized to cause some oropharyngeal (tonsil) cancer. But very little is known about oral HPV infection and risk factors. This study will evaluate how common oral HPV infection is, what sexual behaviors are associated with risk for infection, and how long infections tend to last.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Short-term Natural History of Oral HPV Infection Among Young Adults|
- Oral HPV infection [ Time Frame: 24 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Oral rinse samples collected prospectively for 24 months
|Study Start Date:||January 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||May 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
18-25 year old individuals are being recruited from STD clinics in Baltimore County and followed every three months for this study.
|United States, Maryland|
|Baltimore County Woodlawn Health Centers|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21207|
|Baltimore County Eastern Health Center|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21237|
|Principal Investigator:||Gypsyamber D'Souza, PhD||Johns Hopkins School of Public Health|