2008. 5 p.
Ethnicity and Disease, Volume 18, 2008
With the rising threat of HIV in India, youth are an important group to reach for prevention education. This pilot study tested the efficacy of STEP (School-based Teenage Education Program focusing on HIV Prevention) for school children. This pilot study randomized 25 schools in Mumbai. The aim of the current STEP evaluation study was to test whether an educational program built on specific cultural, linguistic, and community-specific characteristics was effective in improving knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes about HIV infection in general and increased confidence in youth in dealing with high-risk situations.
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