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The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being$
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Cynthia Franklin, Mary Beth Harris, and Paula Allen-Meares

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195370591

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.001.0001

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Effective HIV Prevention in Schools

Effective HIV Prevention in Schools

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(p.63) 4 Effective HIV Prevention in Schools
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The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being
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Laura Hopson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.003.0004

The prevalence of HIV/AIDS among adolescents and young adults indicates a great need to reduce sexual risk behaviors among American youth. This chapter discusses evidence-based HIV prevention programs for schools. Most of the effective HIV prevention curricula include educational and skill-building components. Fisher et al's Information—Motivation—Behavioral Skills curriculum is one approach that has resulted in increased condom-use and more positive attitudes about HIV prevention behaviors when administered to teens in a school setting.

Keywords:   HIV prevention, AIDS prevention, school-based intervention, Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills curriculum

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