Substance Use and Sexual Risk Prevention in Cape Town, South Africa: An Evaluation of the HealthWise Program

  title={Substance Use and Sexual Risk Prevention in Cape Town, South Africa: An Evaluation of the HealthWise Program},
  author={Edward A. Smith and Lori-Ann Palen and Linda L. Caldwell and Alan J. Flisher and John W. Graham and Catherine Mathews and L. A. Wegner and Tania Vergnani},
  journal={Prevention Science},
Sexual behavior and substance use represent major threats to the health and well-being of South African adolescents, especially in light of the high prevalence of HIV infection in this population. However, there is currently a lack of evidence-based school programs designed to address health risk behaviors. The current study details the evaluation of HealthWise South Africa, a leisure, life skills, and sexuality education intervention for eighth and ninth grade students. We hypothesized that… CONTINUE READING

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