Concurrency and the Limited Effectiveness of Behavioural Interventions on Sexual Risk Behaviour of Youth in sub- Saharan Africa


In our manuscript ‘Effectiveness of HIV prevention for youth in sub-Saharan Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized and nonrandomized trials’ we reviewed 28 interventions aiming to reduce sexual risk behaviour of youth in sub-Saharan Africa [1]. Of eight outcome variables studied (five behavioural and three biological outcomes), only condom use at last sex among men was found to be significantly influenced by the interventions (relative risk = 1.46; 95% confidence interval = 1.31–1.64).

Authors & affiliation: 
Michielsen, Kristien; Chersich, Matthew; Luchters, Stanley; Van Rossem, Ronan; Temmerman, Marleen. aInternational Centre for Reproductive Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium bDepartment of Sociology, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium cCentre for Health Policy, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Published In: 
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV Volume 22, Issue 8, 2010: Volume 24(13), 24 August 2010, p 2140–2142
Publication date: 
Tuesday, August 24, 2010