Education programme reduces STDs in African-American girls

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 15 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:127
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. Bangkok

    Education programmes designed to promote self esteem in African-American teenage girls improved their behaviour towards avoiding HIV infection and showed some reduction in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), a study has shown (JAMA 2004;292: 171-9).

    The study randomised 522 sexually experienced African-American girls aged 14 to 18 years to two groups. The intervention group (n=251) attended sessions designed to promote self esteem, as well as providing information about HIV, skills in communication, condom use, and how …

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