Diaphragm study

OBJECTIVES
 
Main objective:
To assess acceptability of, compliance with, and effectiveness of the diaphragm and cervical caps in a population of high-risk women
 
Specific objectives:
To study the acceptability of the diaphragm and the cervical cap in a population of female sex workers
To compare the acceptability and the compliance of the diaphragm and the cervical cap in female sex workers
To identify determinants of use and compliance with the two female barrier methods
To examine the effectiveness of the diaphragm and cervical cap in preventing HIV/STD transmission in a female sexworkers population.
 
METHODS
Randomized trial to examine the effectiveness of the local barriermethods (18-24 months)
 
ACTIVITIES
To review the acceptability of diaphragm and cervical cap in the various sex workers populations
To train service providers in diaphragm and cap fitting
To determine STD/HIV prevalence in the various sites
To assess the clinical and laboratory capacity and the potential of follow-up in the different sites

Funding agencies

VLIR

Team

Fabian Mwanyumba, Mark Hawken, Kishor Mandaliya, Marleen Temmerman

Partners

ICRH, Univerisity of Ghent, Belgium; ICRH, Mombasa, Kenya

Period

March 01, 2003 - December 31, 2005

Project status

Project closed

Team members

Mr. Kishor Mandaliya
Ms. Marleen Temmerman

Countries

Belgium
Kenya

Themes

HIV & AIDS
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)