Efficacy of a culturally adapted intervention for youth living with HIV in Uganda.

TitleEfficacy of a culturally adapted intervention for youth living with HIV in Uganda.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsLightfoot, MA, Kasirye R, Comulada SW, Rotheram-Borus MJ
JournalPrevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research
Volume8
Issue4
Pagination271-3
Date Published2007 Dec
ISSN1389-4986
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Condoms, Culture, HIV Infections, Humans, Program Evaluation, Uganda, Unsafe Sex
Abstract

This study examined whether a culturally adapted version of a previously evaluated efficacious HIV prevention program reduced sexual risk behaviors of youth living with HIV (YLH) in Uganda. YLH, 14 to 21 years, were randomized to intervention (N = 50) or control (N = 50) conditions. Significantly more YLH in the intervention used condoms consistently and decreased their number of sexual partners in comparison to the control condition. Western interventions can be culturally adapted to retain efficacy in reducing the sexual risk behavior of YLH.

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