Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: The intervention consisted of a 15-session curriculum taught in seventh and eighth grades by trained health educators. It was designed to enhance AIDS-related self-efficacy, behavioral intentions, and prevention practices through behavioral skills training.

Study Results: Intervention had a significant effect on students’ self-efficacy to buy contraceptive foam from stores, to obtain condoms and foam from clinics, and intentions to use condoms and foam together.

Reference: Weeks, K., Levy, S. R., Zhu, C., Perhats, C., Handler, A., & Flay, B. R. (1995). Impact of a school-based AIDS prevention program on young adolescents’ self-efficacy skills. Health Education Research, 10(3), 329–344.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good