Diagnose kvinnelig genital schistosomiasis Madagaskar

Vitenskapelig tittel:
Case definition of Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS) in Madagascar

Further research is needed on female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) in order to assess its impact on HIV-1 acquisition, as well as to determine effective intervention strategies for FGS, a major reproductive health disease in African women. Colposcopic studies have shown that sandy patches, neovascularisation and contact bleeding are common. The diagnosis may be cumbersome, requiring electricity, running water, expensive equipment, and skilled staff which are largely unavailable. A high prevalence of urogenital schistosomiasis in combination with a low prevalence of HIV have been the main criteria for selecting Madagascar as the country to execute the present diagnostic study, since there would be no concern of HIV-transmission vaginal diagnostic procedures. The study seeks to validate methods to accurately diagnose FGS, with a goal of piloting for developing non-invasive, low cost techniques which are culturally acceptable and readily adapted to field use.
(Prosjektleders prosjektbeskrivelse)

Ref. nr.: 2010/1561 Prosjektstart: 30.06.2011 Prosjektslutt: 22.10.2010

Behandlingsstatus: Under behandling
Prosjektleder: Eyrun F Kjetland
Initiativtaker: Bidragsforskning

Forskningsdata: Humant biologisk materiale, Mennesker
Utvalg: Andre personer i en sårbar eller avhengig situasjon
Forskningsmetode:: Både statistiske og fortolkende analysemetoder

Behandlet i REK
17.06.2010 REK sør-øst
30.09.2010 REK sør-øst