Sexual Risk Behavior Guidelines & Resources
School health programs can help youth adopt lifelong attitudes and behaviors that support overall health and well-being—including behaviors that can reduce their risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
HIV, STD, and teen pregnancy prevention education should
- Be developed with the active involvement of parents.
- Be locally determined and consistent with community values.
- Address the needs of youth who are not engaging in sexual intercourse as well as youth who are currently sexually active.
- Ensure that all youth are provided with effective education to protect themselves and others from HIV infection, other STDs, and unintended pregnancy.
- Bringing High-Quality HIV and STD Prevention to Youth In Schools [PDF - 365 KB]
- Effective HIV and STD Prevention Programs for Youth: A Summary of Scientific Evidence [PDF - 210 KB]
- HIV and Young Men Who Have Sex With Men [PDF - 539 KB]
- HIV Testing Among Adolescents: What Schools and Education Agencies Can Do [PDF - 1 MB]
- In Brief: Promoting Effective HIV and STD Prevention Through Schools [PDF - 237 KB]
- Page last reviewed: September 1, 2015
- Page last updated: September 1, 2015
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