Evaluating Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid and Cryotherapy

to Prevent Cervical Cancer in HIV-infected Women in Kenya

Funding: PSP 26145 Puget Sound Partners for Global Health
PI: Michael Chung
Time Period: 07/01/08-06/30/10
 
The aims of this study are:
1. To compare the sensitivity and specificity of Pap smear to VIA among 500 HIV-positive women receiving care at an HIV treatment clinic in Kenya.
2. To evaluate the HIV RNA levels in plasma and cervicovaginal lavage in a subset of HIV-positive women at baseline, 2 and 4 weeks after receiving cryotherapy treatment of the cervix.
 
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