Initiative Description: PREPARE, a multi-component, school-based HIV prevention intervention to delay sexual debut, increase condom use and decrease intimate partner violence (IPV) among young adolescents. Sessions wee 1-1.5h long and included up to 25 participants. Education methods were interactive and skills-based. For HS nurse from the public clinic nearest to the school delivered the service in the school premises, once a week immediately after school ended.
Study Results: Intervention helped shape intimate partnerships into safer ones, potentially lowering the risk for HIV and relationship Violence.
Reference: Mathews, C., Eggers, S. M., Townsend, L., Aarø, L. E., de Vries, P. J., Mason-Jones, A. J., & … De Vries, H. (2016). Effects of PREPARE, a multi-component, school based HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention programme on adolescent sexual risk behaviour and IPV: Cluster randomised controlled trial. AIDS And Behavior, 20(9), 1821-1840. doi:10.1007/s10461-016-1410-1
Level of Evidence: Very Good