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Title: Nigeria (2013) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Peer Education Plus Model for HIV Prevention among Men Who Have Sex with Men      
dateReleased:
06-06-2014
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/21831
ID:
hdl:1902.1/21831
description:
Peer education interventions have often been used to change health-related behaviors for very specific target populations by employing peers who share the same demographic or behavioral characteristics (i.e., drug use, same sex intercourse) to be the messengers of health messages with the goal of changing knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of the target population. MSM in Nigeria often exist in tight social networks, suggesting that the values held by peers are important determinants of an individual's actions. There is mounting evidence to support the fact that adoption of safer sex practices is related to an individual's perceived level of social and normative support for risk reduction behavior change among MSM. This study is designed as a multisite experimental study to test and compare the effectiveness of the Peer Education Plus model to the standard HIV prevention strategy in reducing high-risk sexual behaviors among MSM in two select cities in Nigeria. States were randomly assigned to eit her the study or control arm of the study and which determined what intervention was received by participants in each state. Participants were followed-up over a 12-month period.
description:
Sylvia Adebajo; Onoriode Ezire; Jennifer Anyanti; Waimar Tun; Lung Vu, 2013, "Nigeria (2013) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Peer Education Plus Model for HIV Prevention among Men Who Have Sex with Men", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/21831, Harvard Dataverse, V2
name:
Sylvia Adebajo
Onoriode Ezire
Jennifer Anyanti
Waimar Tun
Lung Vu
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997