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Goals

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: Peer Groups

  • Non-medical person provides information, counseling and possibly condoms to peers

  • Used successfully with adolescents, sex workers and others

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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.

 

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