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Section 1
Section 2

- Objectives
- Prevention
- Education
- Assessing
- Skills Training
- Behavioral
> Couples
- Peer Groups
- Contraceptive
- Dual Method
- Alternative
- Male Condom
- Negotiating
- Reaching
- Correct Use
- Promotion
- Female
- Correct Use
- Resource
- Resource
- Summary

Section 3


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Section 2 - STD Prevention

Other Counseling Approaches: Couples

Provider counseling couple
  • Can improve partner communication

  • Inceases condom use

Source: Almaz, Larson, 1993; Allen et al, 1992.
Photo: United Nations/68814
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Couple counseling can help improve communication between partners about sexual issues. It has also been shown to increase condom use and to be useful for STD prevention.

In a study of about 1,500 Rwandan women, HIV counseling and testing for both women and their sexual partners were associated with increased condom use at two years follow-up. In addition, women whose partners were tested and counseled were significantly less likely to become infected with HIV.



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