Young women volunteers are needed for a women’s health research study.
Through this study, the study team hopes to learn how healthy bacteria and bacteria associated with a vaginal infection called bacterial vaginosis (BV) affect how preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) works in women. BV is a common infection in young women that causes itching, odor, vaginal discharge and inflammation. Women with BV may be at increased risk to become infected with sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, which is important to reduce the number of vaginal infections that people experience and to study how to make PrEP more effective for women.
To take part you must:
- Be 16 to 30 years old
- Have a diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and have been given treatment
- Have no symptoms of BV – no vaginal discharge, vaginal itching or odor
Study participation involves up to four visits to a clinical research center, pelvic exams, blood draws and surveys. Compensation is provided.