Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: The intervention was delivered between Monday and Friday of a given week for a class that met daily. In each school, mainstreamed special education students were included in the intervention sessions. Activities focused on providing factual information about HIV transmission and prevention and on correcting widespread misperceptions about HIV, including erroneous beliefs about monogamy; HIV prevention behavior skills for abstinence and condom acquisition and use.

Study Results: Increased HIV- related preventative behaviors and intentions.

Reference: Fisher, J. D., Fisher, W. A., Bryan, A. D., & Misovich, S. J. (2002). Information-motivation behavioral skills model-based HIV risk behavior change intervention for inner-city high school youth. Health Psychology, 21(2), 177–186. 6133.21.2.177

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good