The effect of non-ulcerative sexually transmitted infections on cervico-vaginal microbes and cervico-vaginal immune response

ID Number 08-1331

Principal Investigator(s)
Rhoda Sperling

Department(s) or Division(s)
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science


The purpose of this study is to understand the interplay between cervical infections with gonorrhea or chlamydia, changes in the normal vaginal microbiota, and alterations in local innate immune responses. Changes in immune responses could lead to an enhanced risk of a diverse group of health problems for reproductive-aged women including HIV transmission, HPV disease progression, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Contact Information
Tricia Singh, RPA-C
(212) 241-9497

Recruiting Patients: Yes