Knowledge and perception of STI/HIV risk among rural African-American youth: Lessons learned in a faith-based pilot program Article

Baldwin, JA, Daley, E, Brown, EJ et al. (2008). Knowledge and perception of STI/HIV risk among rural African-American youth: Lessons learned in a faith-based pilot program . 9(1), 97-114. 10.1080/10698370802175193



cited authors

  • Baldwin, JA; Daley, E; Brown, EJ; August, EM; Webb, C; Stern, R; Malow, R; Devieux, JG

fiu authors

abstract

  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate a pilot program designed to educate African American adolescents living in rural, North Florida about STIs/HIV and to compare the effectiveness of peer- and adult-led faith-based, HIV educational programs. Controlling for age and pretest knowledge scores, the summed knowledge score was significantly higher at posttest for the adult-led group than the teen-led group. Participants' perceived risk of acquiring HIV also increased significantly for the adult-led group. Significant pretest differences between the two groups narrowed at posttest. This pilot study has the potential to inform future, faith-based interventions for African American youth that utilize peer leaders to educate and conduct outreach on HIV/AIDS issues.

publication date

  • June 14, 2008

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 97

end page

  • 114

volume

  • 9

issue

  • 1