The research investigates whether an acetic and lactic acid vaginal combination product, has beneficial effects in recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis.

Type of volunteers needed
Premenopausal females with a history of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis

What would I be asked to do? How much time would it take?
You will be asked to attend a telephone or teleconference appointment with the Clinical Trial Unit (G40) on the Gold Coast campus for an eligibility screening. Confirmation of eligibility will be followed by 3 more appointments (Baseline, 3 and 6 months). Each appointment will take approximately 1h. You must also be available for a phone-call at 9 months. You will be required to apply a vaginal pessary for 7 days a month for 6 months, complete questionnaires and self-sample your vaginal pH on a fortnightly basis. You will also be required to have a blood sample taken on the day of the appointments. You may be required to self-swab your vagina for microbiome analysis at the 3 appointment timepoints. 

What’s in it for me?
You will receive ongoing vaginal health monitoring. Your travel and time will be reimbursed with $25/appointment (1, 2, 3). You will also go in the draw for a chance to win 1 of 13 $25 Coles/Myer Group gift cards. The trial results will help to establish intravaginal therapies to reduce vulvovaginal candidiasis. 

How can I volunteer or find out more?
Please contact Moira Bradfield Strydom on 0400838586 or (07) 56780364 or Email: [email protected] 

Griffith Clinical Trial Unit current trials –

Research Element- School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology- Gold Coast Campus. 

Student Type –Moira Bradfield Strydom PhD Candidate

Ethics Clearance number- GU Ref No: 2020/065