Project ORE: A friendship-based intervention to prevent HIV/STI in urban African American adolescent females.

TitleProject ORE: A friendship-based intervention to prevent HIV/STI in urban African American adolescent females.
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsM Dolcini M, Harper GW, Boyer CB, Pollack LM
JournalHealth Educ Behav
Volume37
Issue1
Pagination115-32
Date Published2010 Feb
ISSN1552-6127
KeywordsAdolescent, Adolescent Behavior, African Americans, Female, Friends, Health Education, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Promotion, HIV Infections, Humans, Religion, Sexual Behavior, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Socioeconomic Factors, Substance-Related Disorders, Urban Population
Abstract

<p>There is an urgent need for continued innovation in the design of HIV/STI prevention interventions for African American females, a group at high risk for STIs and HIV. In particular, attention to social development and to culture is needed. The present study reports on a group randomized controlled trial of a friendship-based HIV/STI prevention intervention delivered at community-based centers in four San Francisco neighborhoods (n = 2, experimental; n = 2, control). This brief program focuses on youth and their friendship group (N = 264). Program outcomes vary by age at 3-month follow-up, evidencing decreases in risky sex in the oldest group (p < or = .05), decreases in multiple partners in the middle age group (p < or = .05), and increases in HIV testing in the youngest group (p = .05). Findings extend recent work on the efficacy of interventions to reduce sexual risk for racial and ethnic minority youth.</p>

DOI10.1177/1090198109333280
Alternate JournalHealth Educ Behav
PubMed ID19535612
PubMed Central IDPMC2922952
Grant ListU01 HD040533 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040506 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD40506-01 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040506-01 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States