HIV

Community Promise, Peers Reaching Out and Modeling Intervention Strategies for Community-level HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction: Community PROMISE targets injection drug users, sex workers, men who have sex with men and other individuals who engage in high-risk behaviors. The intervention distributes materials that promote risk reduction as well as condoms and bleach. Through peer education once a week, participants are informed of ways they can reduce their risk of HIV.

Project AIM, Adult Identity Mentoring. Project AIM is an intensive 12-week session that focuses on at-risk youth between the ages of 11 and 14.  AIM is a mentoring program and prepares young people for the world around them. The intervention focuses on organized planning, job preparation, and personal interests to reduce participants’ risk of HIV by planning for a future that is positive and successful.

SHIELD, Self-Help in Eliminating Life Threatening Diseases: SHIELD uses peer educators to engage participants in risk-reduction strategies. Target populations are drug users and those who engage in risky sexual behaviors. The program uses several strategies to educate participants such as skill building, role-play, demonstrations and open discussions. The intervention is based on several theories, some of the most notable being Cognitive Consistency, Social Identity, and Social Influence.

VOICES/VOCES, Video Opportunities for Innovative Condom Education and Safer Sex: VOICES/VOCES is a simple program that is conducted one time for at-risk minorities. The program trains facilitators who are able to go out into the community and do the brief intervention. The intervention is administered through a DVD and is available in Spanish. The VOICES/VOCES kit comes with DVDs, a poster board about condoms, a penile model, and condoms and lubricant which can be used for demonstrations.

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