Performance Improvement 2008. Does Minority Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Reduce or Delay Drug Use and Increase HIV/AIDS Avoidance Behavior?


The Minority AIDS evidence-based prevention program, evaluation examined: (1) extent of Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) adoption and implementation, (2) effectiveness of the program in changing behavior related to HIV/AIDS; and (3) success of the program in preventing, delaying and/or reducing the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD).

Minority AIDS was implemented in FY 2000; three cohorts of grants have been funded. The Cohort 3 study provided innovative, community-based drug prevention, planning and intervention services to minority populations at risk for substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.

Cohorts 3 reduced ATOD use and increased HIV/AIDS and risky sexual behavior prevention education. Fewer youth participants had sex after getting drunk or high and more participants took HIV/AIDS education classes. The number of adults smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol decreased and there was a significant decrease in unprotected risky sexual practices.

Report Title: The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Cohort 3 Program Evaluation. Report may be obtained from Federal Contact
Agency Sponsor:
SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Federal Contact: Pamela Roddy, 240-276-2422

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