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Name:Keeping Adolescent Orphans in School to Prevent Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: Evidence Fro

This paper reports on the findings from a pilot study in western Kenya, using an experimental design to test whether comprehensive support used to keep adolescent orphans in school can reduce risk factors associated with infection with human immunodeficiency virus. After 1 year of exposure to the intervention, this study found evidence suggesting that comprehensive school support can prevent school dropout, delay sexual debut, and reduce risk factors associated with infection with human immunodeficiency virus. Further research, with much larger samples, is needed to better understand factors that mediate the association between educational support and delayed sexual debut, and how gender might moderate these relationships.

Author:Hyunsan Cho et al
Publisher:Journal of Adolescent Health
Publication Year:2011