An evaluation was conducted of the Minority AIDS Initiative-Targeted Capacity Expansion Program for Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV/AIDS Services grants. Questionnaires were examined to identify responses from youth and adults at program entry and exit for outcomes such as hepatitis knowledge, perception of risk of substance use and unprotected sex, disapproval of substance use, and substance use and sexual behaviors.
The proportion of program participants across the different target populations that increased HIV knowledge from baseline to exit increased by 10.9 percentage points. Increases in HIV knowledge was most common among adolescent participants ages 12–17 years with 13.2 percent increasing HIV knowledge from baseline to exit. Black, Latina and Hispanic women showed the next highest increases with 11.4 and 12.2 percent of participants increasing HIV knowledge from baseline to exit, respectively. There was a decrease in the number of average days in the reporting of past 30-day substance use between baseline and exit for alcohol, marijuana, and illicit drugs excluding marijuana. The proportion of program participants 18 years and older that perceived moderate or great risk of harm from unprotected anal sex increased by 4.1 percentage points.
Report Title: HIV Cross Site Evaluation Report
Agency Sponsor: SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Federal Contact: Robert Atanda, 240-276-2422
Record ID: 8877 (September 1, 2013)