Tailoring STI & HIV prevention programs for teens

Patricia J. Kelly, Janna Lesser, Alexandria Smoots

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Successful HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention programs are not "one size fits alt." To effectively meet the HIV/STI prevention needs of all adolescents, programs should be developmentally and gender specific, should integrate an understanding of racial/ethnic culture, and should be open to variations in sexual expression. Nurse researchers have demonstrated the importance of these differences in programs, and this article offers concrete suggestions for ways to apply this knowledge in community programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-242
Number of pages6
JournalMCN The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005


  • Adolescent
  • Prevention programs
  • STI/HIV prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (nursing)
  • Maternity and Midwifery


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