Efficacy of a culturally adapted intervention for youth living with HIV in Uganda.
|Title||Efficacy of a culturally adapted intervention for youth living with HIV in Uganda.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Lightfoot, MA, Kasirye R, Comulada SW, Rotheram-Borus MJ|
|Journal||Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research|
|Date Published||2007 Dec|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Adult, Condoms, Culture, HIV Infections, Humans, Program Evaluation, Uganda, Unsafe Sex|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Prev Sci|