Youth and AIDS Project's HIV Prevention Program
A community and university partnership launched this program to provide education,
peer support, counseling, and case management to gay and bisexual male adolescents
between 13 and 21 years of age, who are at high risk for HIV/AIDS. The program
begins with an initial two-hour interview for individualized HIV/AIDS risk
assessment and risk reduction counseling. Youth then participate in a 90-minute
interactive peer education program designed to provide clear, factual information
in an atmosphere of mutual support. The program's lessons are reinforced in
an educational video. Optional peer support groups meet weekly, if youth wish
to attend. Finally, there is a one-hour follow-up visit for reassessment and
referrals, as needed, to medical and social services. A field study of the
program was conducted with a predominantly white sample of males, ages 13-21,
who identified themselves as gay or bisexual. Following the intervention, the
139 participants reported less frequent unprotected anal intercourse and more
frequent use of condoms. A reduction in substance abuse, particularly amphetamines
and amyl nitrate, was also recorded. View
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