Educational Strategies for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of HIV

  • Robb W. Johnson
  • David G. Ostrow
  • Jill Joseph


During the past few years, an impressive array of educational materials and programs have been produced with the aim of preventing further spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. However, due to the immediacy and gravity of the epidemic threat, many educational interventions have been initiated without adequate attention to their likely specific impact and without proper means of evaluating their effectiveness. This type of response may be justified by legitimate immediate concern with human life and suffering. However, it is imperative that preventive educational programs be carefully assessed for their actual impact on HIV transmission, as well as more proximate effects on knowledge, attitudes, or specific behavior.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Health Belief Model Sexual Transmission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robb W. Johnson
    • 1
  • David G. Ostrow
    • 2
  • Jill Joseph
    • 3
  1. 1.Fenway Community Health CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Midwest AIDS Biobehavioral Research Center, Institute for Social Research, and Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Michigan School of MedicineAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Department of EpidemiologyUniversity of Michigan School of Public HealthAnn ArborUSA

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