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  1. Evaluating an AIDS sexual risk reduction program for young adults in public night schools in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Article - En anglais


    To describe sexual risk for HIV infection among adult night school students in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and to evaluate the effect of an HIV/AIDS prevention workshop to reduce sexual risk.

    Subjects and methods 

    A longitudinal study was conducted among four demographically similar public night schools in the inner city of Sao Paulo.

    Schools were randomized into intervention and control conditions.

    Of 394 young adults who took part in the baseline survey, 304 (77%) completed a postintervention questionnaire.


    In a workshop consisting of four sessions of 3 h each, the students discussed AIDS symbolism, the impact of AIDS on their lives, risk perception, the way in which sexual norms shape knowledge and attitudes, AIDS-related knowledge, reproduction and sexual pleasure, and condom use negotiation.

    We fostered community-building through AIDS training courses for teachers in the schools, peer support programs and public events.


    At baseline, 87% had been sexually active at some time and 76% had had sex in the past 6 months.

    Among those who reported vaginal intercourse and/or anal intercourse, condom use was low.

    The workshops were positively process-evaluated and supported by the community, the students, their teachers and their parents. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Programme sanitaire, Education santé, Prévention, Etudiant, Comportement sexuel, Facteur risque, Adulte jeune, Homme, Brésil, Amérique du Sud, Amérique, Adolescent, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Maladie sexuellement transmissible

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sanitary program, Health education, Prevention, Student, Sexual behavior, Risk factor, Young adult, Human, Brazil, South America, America, Adolescent, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Sexually transmitted disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0005738

    Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 17/04/1998.