Effectiveness of a peer-led HIV prevention intervention in secondary schools in Rwanda : results from a non-randomized controlled trial

Michielsen, Kristien ; Beauclair, Roxanne ; Delva, Wim ; Roelens, Kristien ; Van Rossem, Ronan ; Temmerman, Marleen (2012-09)

SACEMA (SA Centre for Epidemiological Modelling & Analysis)

CITATION: Michielsen et al. 2012. Effectiveness of a peer-led HIV prevention intervention in secondary schools in Rwanda: results from a non-randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 12:729, doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-729.

The original publication is available at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/729

Article

While the HIV epidemic is levelling off in sub-Saharan Africa, it remains at an unacceptably high level. Young people aged 15-24 years remain particularly vulnerable, resulting in a regional HIV prevalence of 1.4% in young men and 3.3% in young women. This study assesses the effectiveness of a peer-led HIV prevention intervention in secondary schools in Rwanda on young people's sexual behavior, HIV knowledge and attitudes.

Please refer to this item in SUNScholar by using the following persistent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/82379