Evaluation of School-based AIDS Education Curricula in San Francisco

Ralph J. Diclemente, Cheri A. Pies, Elizabeth J. Stoller, Christie Straits, Geraldine E. Olivia, George W. Rutherford, Joan Haskin

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Students in 3 middle (n=385) and 3 high schools (n=254) in the San Francisco Unified School District participated in the evaluation of an AIDS education curriculum. Classes within-schools were designated as eitherintervention classes or nonintervention classes. Students in intervention classes received 3 class periods of AIDS instruction with a newly developed curriculum. Students in nonintervention classes did not receive any special AIDS instruction. All students completed a pretest and posttest AIDS knowledge and attitude survey. The results indicated that AIDS instruction classes demonstrated a significant knowl-edge-advantage, as well as change in attitudes {e.g., reflecting greater tolerance for attending class with students who may have AIDS or HIV infection).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-198
Number of pages11
JournalThe Journal of Sex Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 1989


  • AIDS
  • adolescents
  • education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Psychology
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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