HIV Sexual Risk Reduction Intervention
An Evidence-Based Practice
This practice has been Archived and is no longer maintained.
This community-based intervention program teaches women specific social skills that reduce HIV risk behavior. The intervention has five sessions that emphasize ethnic and gender pride, HIV risk-reduction information, sexual self-control, sexual assertiveness and communication skills, proper condom use skills, and developing partner norms supportive of consistent condom use. These sessions are designed to be culturally sensitive and gender relevant.
Goal / Mission
To increase consistent condom use among low-income African American young adults.
Results / Accomplishments
Women who participated in the social skills intervention demonstrated increased consistent condom use (p=0.04), greater sexual self-control (p=0.05), greater sexual communication (p=0.002), greater sexual assertiveness (p=0.05), and increased partners' adoption of norms supporting consistent condom use (p=0.03) when compared to a control group of women who did not participate in the intervention.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- Ralph DiClemente, Ph.D.
Rollins School of Public Health
1518 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Health / Immunizations & Infectious Diseases
- Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
- Urban Institute
- Date of publication
- Geographic Type
- San Francisco, CA
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- Target Audience
- Teens, Racial/Ethnic Minorities
- Additional Audience
- low-income African Americans