Latino Adolescents Receiving Culturally Adapted HIV Prevention Course Less Likely to Have Sex, More Likely to Use Condoms, Study Says
August 9, 2006
Latino adolescents who are given a culturally specific HIV prevention and sex education course are less likely to have intercourse and more likely to use condoms than Latinos who do not receive the course, according to a study published in the August 2006 issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, CQ HealthBeat reports (Reichard, CQ HealthBeat, 8/8). Antonia Villarruel, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, and colleagues enrolled 249 Latinos and 304 Latinas ages 13 to 18 who were enrolled in northeast Philadelphia schools (Villarruel et al., Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, August 2006). More than 85% of the participants in the study -- which was funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research -- were Puerto Rican, nearly 50% were not born in the mainland U.S., and more than 40% reported having sexual intercourse at least once (NIH release, 8/7).
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