To describe a program which utilizes medical students and persons with AIDS (PWAs) to provide for adolescents school-based education about acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Two 1.5 hour classroom sessions were conducted by medical students and persons with AIDS for seventh and eighth grade students (n=1,161 students) at two urban middle schools.
In addition, a two hour informational session was provided for parents.
A 49 question student health survey was used to evaluate adolescents'HIV knowledge, tolerance of persons with AIDS, and intentions to engage in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) safe behaviors.
Significant (p<0.01) increases in HIV knowledge and tolerance of persons with AIDS were observed, which persisted for three months.
A significant (p<0.01) improvement in intention to engage in HIV-safe behaviors was observed but did not persist for three months.
Medical students and persons with AIDS can provide school-based AIDS education to early adolescents.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Programme enseignement, Enseignement secondaire, Milieu scolaire, Etats Unis, Adolescent, Virose, Infection, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Prevention, Health education, Educational program, Secondary education, School environment, United States, Adolescent, Viral disease, Infection, North America, America, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0339667
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.