Efficacy of an HIV prevention intervention for African American adolescent girls: a randomized controlled trial

March 2004
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2004, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p60
Academic Journal
This article presents an abstract of the article “Efficacy of an HIV prevention intervention for African American adolescent girls: a randomized controlled trial,” by R.J. DiClemente, G.M. Wingood, K.F. Harrington et al published in a 2004 issue of the “Journal of the American Medical Association.” The study aims to evaluate an HIV prevention intervention tailored specifically to their gender, socio-demographic and cultural characteristics. African American adolescent girls have disproportionately high rates of HIV infection compared to their White or Hispanic male and female peers. Over the total 12-month follow-up period, girls in the intervention group were more likely than girls in the control group to have used a condom at last intercourse and less likely to have had a new vaginal partner in the preceding 30 days.


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