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School-based HIV prevention. A promising model.


Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2000 Apr;9(2):389-405, vii. Unique

This article explores connections between the mental health and educational systems by profiling the Redefining Actions and Decisions (RAD) curriculum, a theory-based, developmentally informed HIV education program for middle and high schools. RAD was developed by Deborah R. Schoeberlein and evaluated by Dr. John Brett. RAD's public health approach, which has gained considerable attention at the national level, argues that HIV prevention, either through risk-abstinence or risk-reduction techniques, is an appropriate strategy for safeguarding community health.

JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW REVIEW, TUTORIAL Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*PREVENTION & CONTROL/ TRANSMISSION Adolescence Child Curriculum Female Human HIV Infections/*PREVENTION & CONTROL/TRANSMISSION Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Male Risk-Taking *Sex Education


Information in this article was accurate in July 30, 2000. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.