Safe in the City
An Evidence-Based Practice
Safe in the City is a single-session, video-based intervention for diverse STD clinic patients. The intervention involves the presentation of a 23-minute STD/HIV prevention video to patients in an STD clinic waiting room. The video contains key prevention messages aimed at increasing knowledge and perception of STD/HIV risk, promoting positive attitudes toward condom use, and building self-efficacy and skills to facilitate partner treatment, safer sex, and the acquisition, negotiation, and use of condoms.Condoms and educational pamphlets on STD prevention are made available to patients in the clinics.
Goal / Mission
The goal of this intervention is to prevent new STD infections.
Results / Accomplishments
The study samples consisted of 38,635 STD clinic patients. The intervention groups received the Safe in the City intervention and the comparison groups received the standard STD clinic waiting room experience. During the 14.8 months of follow-up, significantly fewer new STDs were diagnosed for patients receiving the Safe in the City intervention than patients in the comparison group. The largest reductions in the number of new infections were observed for gonorrhea and chlamydia.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- Dr. Lee Warner
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Reproductive Health
1600 Clifton Rd (M/S K-34)
Atlanta, GA 30333
- Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
- Safe City Study Group (a multidisciplinary team from several academic and public health institutions in the United States)
- Date of publication
- Date of implementation
- Denver, Long Beach, and San Francisco
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