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Journal Articles
decorative spacerExploring the condom gap: is supply or demand the limiting factor - condom access and use in an urban and a rural setting in Kilifi district, Kenya
Papo JK, Bauni EK, Sanders EJ, Brocklehurst P, Jaffe HW. AIDS. 2011; 25:2, 247-55. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
decorative spacerEfficacy of structural-level condom distribution interventionns: A meta-analysis of U.S. and international studies, 1998-2007
Charania MR, Crepaz N, Guenther-Gray C, Henny K, Liau A, Willis LA, Lyles CM. AIDS Behav. 2010 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print] Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
decorative spacerFacts, attitudes, and health reasoning about HIV and AIDS: Explaining the education effect on condom use among adults in sub-Saharan Africa
Baker DP, Leon J, Collins JM. AIDS Behav. 2010 Jun 11. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
decorative spacerPrevalence of unprotected anal intercourse among HIV-diagnosed MSM in the United States: a meta-analysis
HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) Team. Crepaz N, Marks G, Liau A, et al. AIDS. 2009 Aug 24;23(13):1617-29.
decorative spacerHIV/AIDS risk reduction counseling for alcohol using sexually transmitted infections clinic patients in Cape Town, South Africa
Kalichman SC, Leickness CS, Vermaak R, Cain D, Jooste S, Peltzer K. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2007;44(5):594-600. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
decorative spacerPerceived Partner Serostatus, Attribution of Responsibility for Prevention of HIV Transmission, and Sexual Risk Behavior with "MAIN" Partner Among Adults Living with HIV
Hong DS, Goldstein RB, Rotheram-Borus MJ, Wong FL, Gore-Felton C; NIMH Healthy Living Trial Group. AIDS Educ Prev. 2006 Apr;18(2):150-62.
decorative spacerIntegrating Personality and Psychosocial Theoretical Approaches to Understanding Safer Sexual Behavior: Implications for Message Design
Noar SM, Zimmerman RS, Palmgreen P, Lustria M, Horosewski ML. Health Commun. 2006;19(2):165-74.
decorative spacerSexual Harm Reduction Practices of HIV-Seropositive Gay and Bisexual Men: Serosorting, Strategic Positioning, and Withdrawal Before Ejaculation
Parsons JT, Schrimshaw EW, Wolitski RJ, Halkitis PN, Purcell DW, Hoff CC, Gomez CA. AIDS. 2005 Apr;19 Suppl 1:S13-25.
decorative spacerApplication of the Case-Crossover Design to Reduce Unmeasured Confounding in Studies of Condom Effectiveness
Warner L, Macaluso M, Austin HD, Kleinbaum DK, Artz L, Fleenor ME, Brill I, Newman DR, Hook EW 3rd. Am J Epidemiol. 2005 Apr 15;161(8):765-73.
Policy Reports, Papers, and Briefs
decorative spacerMen's Condom Use in Higher-Risk Sex: Trends and Determinants in Five Sub-Saharan Countries
Tim Adair and Macro International Inc., April 2008.
decorative spacerWas the "ABC" Approach (Abstinence, Being Faithful, Using Condoms) Responsible for Uganda's Decline in HIV?
Public Library of Science, September 2006.
decorative spacerThe Effectiveness of Condoms in Preventing HIV Transmission
American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), January 2005. [PDF, 62K]
Presentations, Interviews, and Roundtable Discussions
decorative spacerMSM, Sex, and Internet Chat Rooms: Epicenter of an Epidemic?
HIV InSite roundtable discussing the increasing popularity of the Internet as a medium to meet sexual partners among men who have sex with men. Philip Huang, Jeff Klausner, MD, Deb Levine, Greg Rebchook, Frank Strona, and Mark Vogel (moderator). August 2004. [RealAudio with transcript]
decorative spacerRisk of HIV Infection Through Receptive Oral Sex
Susan P. Buchbinder, Frederick M. Hecht, Jeffrey D. Klausner, Dennis Osmond, Kimberly Page Shafer, Eric Vittinghoff, Laurence Peiperl (convener), Tom Coates (moderator). HIV InSite roundtable discussion, March 14, 2003.
Provider Education and Training
decorative spacerFact Sheet for Public Health Personnel: Male Latex Condoms and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, January 2003. [PDF, 111K]
decorative spacerTalking About Safer Sex With Your Patients
Marshall Miller, Kenneth Mayer, Harvey J. Makadon. Fenway Community Health, 1999. Reproduced with permission.
decorative spacerNational Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers: Behavioral and Social Interventions Training
Courses are intended to assist a diverse audience of health professionals in public, private, and community sectors to develop skills and strategies to prevent or reduce behaviors that place persons at risk for STD or HIV infections. Site allows search by state for centers offering Behavioral Interventions Training.
Patient and Community Education
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Advocates for Youth, January 2003.
decorative spacerSome Solutions to the Most Common Condom Problems
Nicolas Sheon, Berkeley Free Clinic, 1998.
Safer Sex Resources
decorative spacerCenter for AIDS Prevention Studies, UCSF
(CAPS) Conducts local, national, and international interdisciplinary research on methods to prevent HIV infection and its consequences, including studies of safer sex methods.
decorative spacerCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention
(CDC DHAP) Includes recommendations, guidelines, fact sheets, FAQs, statistics, and materials for prevention and research partners.
decorative spacerCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, National Prevention Information Network
(CDC NPIN) Collection of information and resources about HIV/AIDS, STD, and TB prevention.
decorative spacerPlanned Parenthood
Nationwide organization that provides sexual and reproductive health services. Website includes sexual health information for men and women as well as directory of providers.
decorative spacerSan Francisco Sex Information Line
(SFSI) 1-877-472-7374 (toll free) or 1-415-989-7374. A free information and referral switchboard providing anonymous, accurate, non-judgmental information about all aspects of sex, including safer sex. Hours are Monday - Friday from 3 PM-9 PM PT.
decorative spacerSeattle & King County Public Health Program: HIV/AIDS
Develops HIV prevention programs for Seattle and King County, Washington. Site includes prevention and harm reduction resources for health educators.
decorative spacerSexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
(SIECUS) A nonprofit organization affirming sexuality as a natural and healthy part of life. SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. includes the SexEd Library with over 100 lesson plans.
decorative spacerSociety for Human Sexuality:
Features an in-depth guide to safer sex. Also offers a concise version.
Information for Adolescents & Youth
decorative spacerAdvocates for Youth
Dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.
decorative spacerAlan Guttmacher Institute: Adolescents
Non-profit organization focused on reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education.
decorative spacerAssociation of Reproductive Health Professionals: Resources for Adolescent Providers
An interdisciplinary association composed of professionals who provide reproductive health services or education, conduct reproductive health research, or influence reproductive health policy.
decorative spacerAuntie Stella
Produced by Training and Research Support Centre as an activity pack for young Zimbabweans aged 13 to 17. It aims to encourage young people to discuss key teenage issues, and also gives information that teenagers find hard to get elsewhere.
decorative spacerDC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
DC Campaign's mission is to cut in half the teen pregnancy rate in the District of Columbia by 2015.
decorative spacerSexuality Education and Information Council of the United States (SIECUS)
decorative spacerIt's Great To Wait!
The site discusses the choice of abstinence until marriage. Why you should wait, who else is waiting, and where you can learn more. There is also a section for parents who want some help talking to kids about abstinence.
decorative spacerIt's Your (Sex) Life
Guide to safe and responsible sex for teens from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Includes information on HIV/AIDS, pregnancy and contraception, and communicating about sex.
Answers to questions on teen sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases from the American Social Health Association (ASHA).
decorative spacerJust Say Yes
A website about having a positive attitude towards sexuality--gay, straight, bisexual, or whatever, and about making informed choices. Includes Spanish-language resources. From the Coalition for Positive Sexuality.
decorative spacerMarie Stopes International
Information about sex and sexual health. Includes surveys, FAQs, an ask feature, and animations on condom use and menstruation.
decorative spacerMy Sistahs
Sexuality and relationship information for young African American, Asian American, Latina, and Native American women, including information on STDs and HIV/AIDS.
decorative spacerNot Me, Not Now
A website offering various items to reinforce the abstinence message in school, at home or on the run. Includes a newsletter, interactive games, advice, links, and information for parents and educators.
decorative spacerPlanned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA): Teen Issues
PPFA's policy is to assure that adolescents have access to information about human sexuality and to reproductive health care services.
decorative spacer Safe Passages to Adulthood A 5-year programme of research into young people's sexual health in poorer countries, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) in the UK.
decorative spacerScarleteen
Bills itself as 'Sex education for the real world.' Providing information that educates in all aspects of positive sexuality.
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Site by and for teens with information on sexuality and health. Features an ask-the-experts column and a special section for parents.
decorative spacerSEXplained... Foundation
Established to advance the education of the public in all matters relating to contraception, reproduction, and sexual health and to promote reproductive and sexual health awareness for the benefit of the community.
decorative spacerThe Sexwise Guide
Written in the form of a travel guide, this online publication provides information about sexual well-being, choices, and rights. Guide is available in 22 languages.
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Information for teens on sex, sexuality, abstinence, STDs, and more. Brought to you by Campaign For Our Children. Also has an ask-the-expert feature and a downloadable STD video game/screensaver.
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Website aimed at supporting the development of youth peer education in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, on topics related to adolescent health and well-being. Features resources on sexual health and HIV/AIDS.