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NIDA. (2014, August 20). Journal issue explores early interventions to prevent risky sexual behaviors related to HIV/AIDS. Retrieved from

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August 20, 2014

A special issue of the journal Prevention Science spotlights six NIDA-funded early interventions (delivered prior to the onset of adolescence) that successfully reduced later health-risking sexual behaviors related to HIV/AIDS. Traditionally, prevention interventions to avert risky sexual behavior and related problem behaviors like drug use have targeted teens and young adults, because these are the ages most directly affected. But research shows interventions during childhood can be effective at heading off those risks, with demonstrable effects that extend into adolescence, and adulthood.

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