AIDS Prevention for Adolescents in School
This six-session program for high school students is delivered by regular
classroom teachers. Combining principles of the health belief model with social
psychology, the curriculum aims to improve students' knowledge, beliefs, self-efficacy,
and risk behaviors concerning HIV/AIDS. The first two classes provide general
information about the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS and teach students
how to appraise their own risk behaviors. During the next two sessions, myths
about peers' sexual behaviors are corrected, values clarification is introduced,
and students use role play and negotiation skills to practice delaying sexual
intercourse. The final lessons involve discussions of purchasing and using
condoms. A field study of the program was conducted with a predominantly African-American
and Hispanic sample of students attending four New York City public high schools.
Compared with a comparison group of peers, program participants scored significantly
higher on measures of knowledge, beliefs about the benefits of risk reduction,
and beliefs about one's own ability to effect positive change (e.g., self-efficacy).
At the three-month follow-up assessment, the program was found to be particularly
effective in reducing sexually active participants' number of total sex partners
and number of sex acts with high-risk partners, and in increasing the use of
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