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Meta-analysis of single-session behavioral interventions to prevent STI infection

Date: 11/13/2012
Creator: Jeff Decelles
Source: American Journal of Public Health
Date of Publication: Sept 2012
Source Type: Literature
Link: Abstract

Summary:
A systematic review of 29 single-session STI prevention interventions shows participants were 35% less likely to be infected with an STI than those that did not participate.

The authors suggest single-session interventions, which are inexpensive and manageable both for service providers and participants, should be bundled with biomedical interventions.

The analysis showed a reduction of unprotected sex and an increase in condom use.

The study reviewed interventions from US, Mexico, UK, Malawi, and Singapore with over 52,000 participants.

Implications:
This article provides further justification for Make The Cut, GRS’s first single-session program, which is currently being launched in Zimbabwe. Make The Cut is a 90-minute soccer-based MMC uptake intervention for adult male soccer players in Bulawayo ages 18-30.

Action Steps:
Continue to look at “dosage,” as GRS interventions now range from 90 minutes to 2 years.

Explore other topics that GRS can explore using a single-session format.