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  1. Is peer education the best approach for HIV prevention in schools? Findings from a randomized controlled trial

    The purpose of the research was to evaluate the effectiveness of peer education when compared to teacher-led curricula in AIDS prevention programs conducted in schools in Rome, Italy. The only apparent benefit of the peer-led intervention, compared to that led by teachers, was a greater improvement in knowledge of HIV. Neither of the interventions induced changes in sexual behavior. However, the role of possible biases and methodological problems must be considered when interpreting these results.

  2. Does Peer Education Work in Europe?

    This publication deals with current sexual and reproductive health issues. In this issue, a range of themes related to peer education are tackled, including its theoretical foundations and models; its role in battling STIs/HIV/AIDS in Denmark and the Russian Federation; theatre as a peer-led approach in central and eastern Europe; Hungary's approach to sex education; and the role of medical students in providing peer education.

  3. Peer education in HIV prevention: an evaluation in schools

    Peer education is increasingly being used to increase HIV and AIDS awareness among youth. This pilot cohort study tested the effectiveness of this approach among high school students in 10 schools in Athens, Greece. Over one year, 702 students were followed (n = 493 experimental group, n = 209 control group) and knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and practices assessed through a pre and post intervention questionnaire. Students in the intervention group were moderately more empowered to take personal responsibility and adopt safer sexual practices. …

  4. Guía de Orientación. Promoción y educación para la salud. Prevención del VIH y SIDA. Claves educativas.

    Este documento fue publicado en 2002 por la Cruz Roja Juventud. Esta guía se centra fundamentalmente en la prevención que se puede lograr a través del marco de la educación sexual y se dirige a los educadores y las educadoras. Con este guía, los autores quisieran lograr tres objetivos. El primero es que los educadores, y el resto de las personas que lean esta guía, asuman que son piezas claves en la prevención. El secundo objetivo es proponer elementos informativos y metodológicos que permitan realizar esta tarea con eficacia. …

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