STICH unblinding meeting
On Wednesday August 17th the STICH Trial (STIs in CHIEDZA) results were unblinded during an internal investigator meeting at the Biomedical Research and Training Institute which was also attended by the Ministry of Health and Child Care lead for STIs and Condom provision in Zimbabwe, Anna Machiha. The STICH trial was aimed at assessing the impact of STI management for three key STIs (chlamydia, gonorrhoea and trichomoniasis) among youth aged 16-24 years on population prevalence of STIs in Harare and Bulawayo. Findings from the Trial will be shared publicly during a sponsored symposium at the 23rd ISUTI World Congress which will be held in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe this September. The STICH symposium will be on Monday September 5th from 4.30pm-6pm and will cover findings form the uptake of the intervention, population prevalence of the three STIs, the study’s process evaluation as well as qualitative findings from nested studies on Partner Notification and acceptability of self-collected virginal swabs among youth. It’s a session that’s not to be missed.