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Sexually Transmitted Infections clinical trials at UCSF

4 in progress, 1 open to eligible people

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diseases passed from person to person through sexual contact. UCSF is studying how mobile tools, like text messages, can help people use their HIV prevention medicine better. This research is important for stopping the spread of HIV.

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  • Comparing Mobile Health Strategies to Improve Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Use (PrEP) for HIV Prevention

    open to eligible people ages 15 years and up

    The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of two mobile health technologies (text messaging or a mobile app) designed to help people take HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as directed by the clinic. PrEP is the use of a daily anti-HIV medications by HIV-negative people to help prevent HIV infection.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Heavy Alcohol Use Consumption With Kudzu

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Drinking multiple alcoholic drinks on a single occasion (binge drinking), has many negative health risks but interventions to address this behavior remain limited. This double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial will test whether kudzu, an herbal supplement, can reduce heavy alcohol use and alcohol-associated sexual behaviors among sexually-active, binge-drinking individuals at high risk for HIV infection.

    San Francisco, California

  • Doxycycline Post-exposure Prophylaxis to Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections in PrEP Users and HIV-infected Men Who Have Sex With Men

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to understand if taking an antibiotic called doxycycline by mouth as soon as possible after sexual contact without a condom can reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. The study will also look at the safety of doxycycline PEP and the impact that PEP may have on the bacteria that cause STIs as well as on bacteria that normally live on the body. While doxycycline is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), taking doxycycline immediately after sexual contact to prevent infection is investigational and is not approved by the FDA for this use. Participants will take part in the study for 1 year.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Directly Observed Therapy Study to Interpret Clinical Trials of Doxy-PEP

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Rates of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are rising globally, demanding innovative interventions beyond the scope of current efforts to prevent STIs. The United States Doxycycline Post-exposure Prophylaxis (DoxyPEP) Study has demonstrated the efficacy of doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) among men who have sex with men and transgender women; but puzzlingly, doxycycline PEP was found ineffective in cisgender women in the Kenyan doxycycline Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (dPEP) study, with preliminary data suggesting the low medication adherence may explain the null result. By study end, the investigators will have developed adherence measurement methods for doxycycline in hair, blood, and urine, and will use these techniques to help interpret the Kenyan dPEP study, and to examine the relative performance of these methods within the United States DoxyPEP trial, establishing adherence metrics for current and future rollout studies of doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis

    San Francisco, California

Our lead scientists for Sexually Transmitted Infections research studies include .

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