STAMP: STI and HPV screening with tampons

This trial aims to investigate whether tampons can be used to diagnose a range of common vaginal infections (HPV, BV, chlamydia and gonorrhoea).

Developing an effective and user-friendly way of testing for these infections using tampons could significantly improve women's health outcomes. As many women already use tampons on a monthly basis, using them in this way could increase testing uptake and enhance early detection and treatment of infections.

You will be compensated £50 for full participation in the study as well as reasonable travel expenses.

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Study for

Estudio dirigido a

Zielgrupper der Studie

Onderzoek voor:

Women aged 25-65

Sponsored by

Patrocinado por

Gesponsert von


Tampon Innovations which is a subsidiary of DAYE








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Duur van onderzoek:

February 16, 2024




What is expected of me? 

¿Qué se espera de mí?

Was wird von mir erwartet?

Wat wordt van mij verwacht?

  1. First, you will fill out a pre-screening questionnaire on this website to see if you are eligible to take part.
  2. If you are eligible, you will be sent more information about the trial.  If you are still willing to participate you will be asked to sign an informed consent form and answer some further screening questions to ensure you are suitable for the study.
  3. Once you have consented to take part you will be asked to provide more information about your medical history, including any prior diagnosis of HPV.
  4. You will be asked to book a clinic visit at either Manor Place Surgery, 1 Manor Place, London, SE17 3BD or Princess Street Practice, 2 Princess Street, London, SE1 6JP and will be sent the diagnostic tampon and self-swab to do at home. 
  5. 24 hours prior to the clinic visit you will use the diagnostic tampon and perform a self-swab (detailed instructions on how to use will be provided). You will be asked to bring them in the provided packaging to your clinic visit. 
  6. At the clinic visit another swab will be taken by a female clinician.
  7. If you have consented, you will be informed of the test results directly via email or text message. The results of these tests are experimental and you are advised to contact your health provider if you are concerned.

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What is the benefit for me?

¿En qué me beneficia?

Welchen Nutzen habe ich davon?

Wat is het voordeel voor mij?

>You will be compensated £50 plus reasonable travel expenses to the clinic visit for your participation

>If you provide consent, you will also receive the results of your samples which may identify a positive HPV or STI result. Please note that these tests are experimental and you should contact your GP for medical care. Your GP will be notified in the event of a positive result if you provide consent for this communication.

>Results of this trial may lead to women having access to an easier, more convenient method of testing for STIs in the future

Who is the study for? 

¿A quién va dirigido el estudio?

Für wen ist die Studie geeignet?

Voor wie is het onderzoek bedoeld?

Women who:

>Are aged 25-65 

>Tested positive for HPV in the last month (need records to confirm)

>Willing to attend one in-person clinic visit at either Manor Place Surgery, 1 Manor Place, London, SE17 3BD or Princess Street Practice, 2 Princess Street, London, SE1 6JP

>Are not pregnant or breastfeeding

>Are not participating in another clinical trial

Complete this questionnaire to take part.

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