Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description:School-Based AIDS Education Program among Rural Students in HIV High Epidemic Area of China. The intervention, a life-planning skills program that uses participatory training methods, combining information education with effective skills building, was provided to all first-grade students (14–18 years old; 87% of them are between 15 and 17 years old).

Study Results: Positively influenced HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, protection self-efficacy, and communication.

Reference: Cheng, Y., Lou, C. H., Mueller, L. M., Zhao, S. L., Yang, J. H., Tu, X. W., & Gao, E. S. (2008). Effectiveness of a school-based AIDS education program among rural students in HIV high epidemic area of China. Journal of Adolescent Health, 42(2), 184–191.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good