BART to HIVEd: Adapting an HIV Education Prevention Program

Georgia N.L.J. Polacek, Jennifer Coker, Kayan L. Lewis, Monica Minter, Verónica Villela-Perez, Anthony A. Scott

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One of the fastest growing segments of the population infected with HIV is the nation's youths. Thus, prevention in this high-risk population is vital. The authors detail the process of adapting an evidence-based HIV/AIDS educational program (HIVEd) to the unique needs of high-risk youths in adjudicated and detained facilities and alternative high schools. The HIVEd program derives from St. Lawrence's Becoming A Responsible Teen (BART) curriculum. This article describes the modification of BART into HIVEd, identifies the challenges encountered and lessons learned, and suggests future directions for HIVEd as a useful tool for prevention of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection in high-risk youths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-58
Number of pages14
JournalHealth promotion practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


  • HIV prevention programs
  • at risk
  • youths

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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