Preventing HIV/AIDS among trinidad and tobago teens using a family-based program: Preliminary outcomes

Donna R. Baptiste*, Dexter R. Voisin, Cheryl Smithgall, Dona Da Costa Martinez, Gabrielle Henderson

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This paper describes a family-based HIV/AIDS prevention project currently underway in Trinidad and Tobago-an English speaking twin-island nation in the Caribbean. The project involves a partnership between U.S.-based researchers and a social service agency on the Islands. It describes the development and adaptation of the intervention and reports preliminary outcomes from a pilot intervention (n = 32). Findings indicate high participant retention; statistically significant pre to posttest changes in HIV/AIDS knowledge and awareness; parent/youth discussions at home; condom self-efficacy; and parental monitoring. Findings are discussed within the context of collaborative HIV/AIDS prevention research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCommunity Collaborative Partnerships
Subtitle of host publicationThe Foundation for HIV Prevention Research Efforts
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780203726150
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Adolescents
  • Caribbean
  • Family education
  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • International collaboration
  • Trinidad and Tobago

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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