Preventing HIV/AIDS, Other STIs, and Teen Pregnancy: Interventions for Adolescents
Group-based behavioral interventions promote behaviors that protect against or reduce the risk of HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy. Youth development interventions promote positive behaviors in youth, by building skills and competencies to maximize their health and avoid risk behaviors. Components of these interventions consist of social, emotional, or cognitive competence training.
Task Force Recommendations and Findings
This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.
|Intervention||Task Force Finding|
|Group-Based Behavioral Interventions|
|Abstinence Education Interventions for Adolescents||Insufficient evidence
|Comprehensive Risk Reduction Interventions for Adolescents||Recommended
|Youth Development Behavioral Interventions|
|Interventions Coordinated with Community Service to Reduce Sexual Risk Behaviors in Adolescents||Recommended
|Interventions Coordinated with Work or Vocational Training to Reduce Sexual Risk Behaviors in Adolescents||Insufficient evidence
|Interventions Coordinated with Sports or Club Participation to Reduce Sexual Risk Behaviors in Adolescents||Insufficient evidence
The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.
The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Preventing HIV/AIDS, other STIs, and teen pregnancy: interventions for adolescents. www.thecommunityguide.org/hiv/adolescents.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.
- Page last reviewed: December 6, 2013
- Page last updated: April 8, 2015
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services