HPV-Based Screen-and-Treat Demonstration Project in Lilongwe

2019-09-23 04:51:48 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to assess completion and performance of the following novel invasive cervical cancer (ICC) screen-and-treat algorithm among 625 HIV-positive women in Lilongwe, Malawi: 1) rapid testing of self-collected vaginal brush for primary high risk (hr)-human papillomavirus (HPV), 2) same-day visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) for women who are hr-HPV positive, and 3) thermocoagulation for VIA positive/ablation-eligible (by cervical colposcopy) women.


This is a single arm, prospective study of 625 HIV-positive women attending ART clinics in Lilongwe, Malawi. The primary objectives of this study are to assess completion of a novel ICC screen-and-treat strategy among HIV-positive women in Lilongwe, Malawi, using self-collected vaginal brush for hr-HPV testing, followed by same-day VIA and thermocoagulation for HPV-positive/VIA-positive/ablation-eligible (by colposcopy) women, and to determine the 24-week efficacy of thermocoagulation among HIV-positive women with CIN2/3. The secondary objective will be to evaluate the performance of the ICC screen-and-treat strategy by estimating overtreatment for women who are HPV-positive/VIA-positive/ablation-eligible, and undertreatment among HPV-positive/VIA-negative women.

Study Design


HPV Infection


VIA and thermocoagulation


University of North Carolina (UNC) Project-Malawi


Not yet recruiting


UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Infection by a variety of fungi, usually through four possible mechanisms: superficial infection producing conjunctivitis, keratitis, or lacrimal obstruction; extension of infection from neighboring structures - skin, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx; direct introduction during surgery or accidental penetrating trauma; or via the blood or lymphatic routes in patients with underlying mycoses.

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