Literature Review

Initiative Description: Literature review of the effects and effectiveness of life skills-based education for HIV prevention.

Study Results: The review identified a surprising number of rigorously designed and evaluated interventions from Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific. Most interventions used life skills training as a component of the overall education strategy. Programs worked best to positively influence knowledge, attitudes, intentions, skills, and abilities.

Reference: Yankah, E., & Aggleton, P. (2008). Effects and effectiveness of life skills education for HIV prevention in young people. AIDS Education and Prevention, 20(6), 465–485.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good