HIV/AIDS, Other STIs, and Teen Pregnancy: Group-Based Comprehensive Risk Reduction Interventions for Adolescents
Description of Resource:
Group-based comprehensive risk reduction (CRR) interventions delivered to adolescents are recommended to promote behaviors that prevent or reduce the risk of pregnancy, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The recommendation is based on sufficient evidence of effectiveness in: reducing a number of self-reported risk behaviors, including engagement in any sexual activity, frequency of sexual activity, number of partners, and frequency of unprotected sexual activity; increasing the self-reported use of protection against pregnancy and STIs; and reducing the incidence of self-reported or clinically documented sexually transmitted infections. There is limited direct evidence of effectiveness, however, for reducing pregnancy and HIV.