From Pilot to Scale-up: Implementing a Community-Based STD/AIDS Education Program among Young Adults through Existing Family Planning Service Network in Kunshan County, Eastern China
Xiaoming Sun, Nanjing College for Population Program Management (NCPPM)
The program consisted of three phases. The first pilot education phase was conducted among 748 married local young adults with a 12-month STD/AIDS educational intervention carried by community family planning workers. The second pilot education phase was conducted among 1845 unmarried migrant young adults with another 12-month STD/AIDS educational intervention carried by peer educators. A baseline survey, educational intervention and follow-up survey were conducted in these two pilot studies respectively. The third education phase was a three-year scaling-up intervention among all young adults of the county by applying the models developed in the pilot studies. In the pilot studies, the experimental groups significantly improved their KAPB related to STD/AIDS, following the intervention respectively. No such changes occurred among control subjects. In the scaling-up study for all young adults of the county, the post-intervention survey also showed a significant improvement of KAPB related to STD/AIDS prevention as the pilot studies did.
Presented in Poster Session 1