ERIC Number: ED301782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
How Effective Is AIDS Education? AIDS Related Issues Staff Paper 3.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
This staff paper reviews what is known about the effectiveness of education for the general population and for people with certain behaviors that put them at higher risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (certain male homosexual practices, intravenous drug use, certain heterosexual practices, and behaviors of some school-aged youth). Chapter 1 summarizes findings for the general population and for the four groups of high-risk persons in the areas of changes in knowledge and behavior, effectiveness of educational interventions, and implications for further work. The next two chapters review what is known about the effectiveness of education among the four groups with risky behavior and among the general population, respectively. Appendix A contains an overview of behaviors associated with HIV transmission and principles of health behavior that may be applied to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) education. Appendix B describes studies related to AIDS education that are currently being funded by the federal government. Acknowledgements, references, 12 tables, and 4 figures are included. (NB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.