HIV Incidence and Participant Retention Protocol, Pune, India
What was HPTN 034?
Prospective cohort study to ensure that the HPTU in Pune, India, is optimized for the initiation, enrollment, and retention of participants for future HPTN HIV prevention trials.
Who participated in the study?
Originally 1,200 participants total (400 adult HIV-uninfected non-sex worker women attending STD clinics and 400 HIV discordant heterosexual couples from Pune, India.)
Later: The size of the study population increased from 1,200 to 1,600 (540 adult HIV-uninfected non-sex worker women attending STD clinics and 530 HIV discordant heterosexual couples).
What happened during the study?
Participants received STD and HIV pre-test, risk reduction, and post-test counseling were provided at screening, enrollment and each follow-up visit (every three months). STD treatment was also provided.