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AIDS Prevention for Adolescents in School

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Main Message: This school-based (also suitable for community setting), teacher delivered curriculum for urban high school students seeks to increase knowledge about HIV/AIDS, build skills to recognize and prevent behaviors that put youth at risk of HIV infection, and encourage youth to make healthy decisions.  

Target Population: High school students of both genders                                                                                                 

Length: The curriculum comprises six hour-long lessons, implemented on consecutive days.

Program Size: Classroom

Components: Combining principles of the health belief model with social psychology, the curriculum aims to improve students’ knowledge, beliefs, and self-efficacy and risk behaviors concerning HlV/AlDS.