Prevention Science

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 271–273

Efficacy of a Culturally Adapted Intervention for Youth Living with HIV in Uganda

  • Marguerita A. Lightfoot
  • Rogers Kasirye
  • W. Scott Comulada
  • Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus


This study examined whether a culturally adapted version of a previously evaluated efficacious HIV prevention program reduced sexual risk behaviors of youth living with HIV (YLH) in Uganda. YLH, 14 to 21 years, were randomized to intervention (N = 50) or control (N = 50) conditions. Significantly more YLH in the intervention used condoms consistently and decreased their number of sexual partners in comparison to the control condition. Western interventions can be culturally adapted to retain efficacy in reducing the sexual risk behavior of YLH.


HIV Intervention Uganda Intervention adaptation Condoms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marguerita A. Lightfoot
    • 1
  • Rogers Kasirye
    • 2
  • W. Scott Comulada
    • 1
  • Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Community HealthUCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human BehaviorLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Uganda Youth Development LinkKampalaUganda

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