Sexual Risk Behavior 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 programs in schools should
- Address the needs of youth who are not having sex 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.
- Be developed with the active involvement of students and parents.
- Be locally determined and consistent with community values and relevant policies.
- Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT)
- Reducing Adolescent Sexual Risk: A Theoretical Guide for Developing and Adapting Curriculum-Based Programs
- Registries of Programs Effective in Reducing Youth Risk Behaviors
- Compendium of Evidence-Based Interventions and Best Practices for HIV Prevention
Other Federal Websites
Additional CDC resources and guidance documents are available here:
- Page last reviewed: September 1, 2015
- Page last updated: January 18, 2018
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