- Non-medical person provides information, counseling
and possibly condoms to peers
- Used successfully with adolescents, sex workers
Peer counseling can be used in the context of STD prevention.
This technique for STD prevention involves a non-medical person
providing information, counseling and possibly condoms to his
or her peers.
Research has found peer counseling to be effective with groups
at high risk of STDs, such as adolescents, military recruits,
truck drivers and sex workers. For instance, in AIDS prevention
campaigns in more than 30 countries, sex workers have used the
popular comic book series called Emma Says to help communicate
effective prevention messages to their peers.