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In 2008, HIV prevalence was 8.7% among South African adolescents ages 15-24 Few HIV prevention interventions exist that involve parents We tested whether Let’s Talk! , a pilot worksite-based parenting program, improves parent-child communication about sex and HIV.

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In 2008, HIV prevalence was 8.7% among South African adolescents ages 15-24

  • Few HIV prevention interventions exist that involve parents
  • We tested whether Let’s Talk!, a pilot worksite-based parenting program, improves parent-child communication about sex and HIV

A Pilot South African Worksite-Based Parenting Program: Preliminary Effects on Parent-Child Communication about Sex and HIV

Laura M. Bogart, PhD, Donald Skinner, PhD, Idia B. Thurston, PhD, Yoesrie Toefy, MA, David J. Klein, MS, Madeline Wachman, BA, Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD

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Methods
  • 66 parents of youth ages 11-15 recruited from City of Cape Town worksites
  • 5 weekly two-hour group sessions for parents stratified by language (Xhosa/Afrikaans)
    • Session 1: Building Your Relationship with Your Child
    • Session 2: Talking about Sensitive Topics
    • Session 3: Talking about HIV & Condoms
    • Session 4: Building Assertiveness Skills
    • Session 5: Putting It All Together & Staying Motivated
  • Surveys at baseline and 3-months post-baseline
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Results

  • Intervention increased number of sex- and HIV-related topics discussed with child, comfort with talking to child about sex, and condom use self-efficacy (p <.05)

Number of Topics Discussed

(Mean)

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