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Therapeutic Areas: Healthy Volunteers
Disease Category: Healthy Patient Studies
Location: United States, NY

Clinical Trial Details


Research Study Summary

The effect of sexual intercourse on genital tract mucosal defense against HIV and other infections


The purpose of this study is to see if sexual intercourse affects the natural ability of the female genital tract to protect against infections. The couple will be screened for HIV. Women will undergo a gynecologic exam and have vaginal fluid and a Pap smear brush collected, and males will have a genital exam and will provide a semen sample. Women will return 4 times after sexual intercourse for sample collection. Each visit will take 2-4 hours and will occur at the Clinical Research Center (CRC) at AECOM (Forchheimer Building, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY).

Patient Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants must be between the ages of 22 and 45
  • Healthy heterosexual couples who are in a monogamous relationship
  • Participants must be HIV negative
  • Females must be using hormonal birth control
  • Females must be having a regular monthly menstrual cycle

Patient Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals younger than 22 years of age or older than 45
  • Couples who are not in a monogamous relationship
  • Couples who are currently participating in another research study
  • Those who are HIV positive
  • Those with a recent sexually transmitted infection
  • Females who are not using hormonal birth contro
  • Females who are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Females who are not having a regular monthly menstrual cycle

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CW ID: 179517
Date Last Changed: April 24, 2014

Clinical Trial Snapshot

Both Male and Female
22 to 45 Years
Overall Status
Facility Type


Ms. Lily Espinosa, Research Assistant
The Harold & Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein & Montefiore
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Forchheimer Building, 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10461
Phone: (718) 430-3061

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