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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Abstract

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)
Pages (from-to)333-354
Number of pages22
JournalSocial Work in Mental Health
Volume5
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 23 2007

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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