Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Multimedia SiHLE is an interactive, computer-based intervention addressing the HIV/AIDS and STI prevention needs of sexually active, African-American young women ages 14-18.
Multimedia SiHLE includes two, one-hour sessions that are gender relevant and culturally sensitive.
Multimedia features include interactive learning, videos, games and quizzes to help viewers increase and reinforce their risk-reduction awareness, knowledge and skills.
The program highlights ethnic and gender pride, risk reduction strategies (including correct and consistent condom use), negotiating safer sex, and healthy relationships and their relation to practicing safer sex.
SiHLE is an acronym that stands for Sistas Informing Healing Living Empowering ourselves and our communities.
Computer-based sexual health resources encourage individuals to take a pro-active interest in learning about HIV/AIDS prevention and other sexual health topics.
A student (or a group of students) can view the program content on any computer and can self-administer the intervention at their own speed.