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Abstinence Education and HIV/AIDS

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This fact sheet provides organizations, government agencies, and educators with information about abstinence education and HIV/AIDS. The fact sheet reviews the content of abstinence-only sex education programs as well as the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS among adolescents in the United States. It compares abstinence-only educational programs to comprehensive sexuality/abstinence-plus sex education. It examines the concerns held by some parents and educators about comprehensive sex education and cites studies showing that most parents favor abstinence-plus education.

Education and HIV/AIDS : A Window of Hope

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This monograph discusses the importance of education for children and youth as the best method of HIV. The monograph explains the links between education and HIV, and the negative impact of the AIDS epidemic on education, development, and poverty in many of the developing countries. The monograph presents an overview of efforts countries have been taking to educate students; proposes a strategy for action, which includes pursuit of the Education for All (EFA) goals; and outlines the role of the World Bank in assisting with an education-centered fight against AIDS.

Effective HIV and STD Prevention Programs for Youth: A Summary of Scientific Evidence

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This information sheet discusses the importance of bringing HIV and STD prevention programs into schools so adolescents can make healthy choices. It also provides information on CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH). Topics include: Effective HIV/STD Prevention Education Programs; Youth Asset-Development Programs; CDC's Ongoing Efforts to Identify and Implement Effective HIV/STD Prevention Programs for Youth.

Bringing High-Quality HIV and STD Prevention to Youth in Schools: CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health

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This information sheet discusses the importance of bringing HIV and STD prevention programs into schools so adolescents can make healthy choices. It also provides information on CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH). Topics include: schools play a critical role in HIV and STD prevention; prevention programs can reduce risk behaviors; DASH promotes effective prevention through schools; National HIV/AIDS Strategy; and Dash's programs are data driven and evidence based.

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