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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2009

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.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Educational and Community-Based Programs
Family Planning
HIV
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
The Community Guide [Internet]. HIV/AIDS, Other STIs, and Teen Pregnancy: Group-Based Comprehensive Risk Reduction Interventions for Adolescents [Internet]. c2009– [cited 2016 May 10]. Available from: https://www.thecommunityguide.org/findings/hivaids-other-stis-and-teen-pregnancy-group-based-comprehensive-risk-reduction-interventions