Prev Sci (2014) 15 (Suppl 1):S81–S83 DOI 10.1007/s11121-014-0461-7 Toward the Development of Preventive Interventions to Reduce HRSB, HIV/AIDS, and Multiple Problem Behaviors Gilbert J. Botvin & Kenneth W. Griffin Published online: 25 January 2014 Society for Prevention Research 2014 While we have witnessed tremendous progress in the field of during early adolescence (Caruthers et al. 2014). The inter- prevention science over the years, some important gaps re- ventions were tested using different study designs, research main. This Supplemental Issue helps advance the field by methods, and data analysis approaches. focusing on preventive interventions for children and adoles- Despite these notable differences and without any direct cents, and the potential for long-term effects on drug abuse focus on sexual behavior, four of these long-term studies found significant (direct or indirect) reductions in HRSB for and health-risking sexual behaviors (HRSB) in the late ado- lescent and young adult years. It not only expands our under- some or all of participants (Caruthers et al. 2014;Hilletal. standing of the etiology and prevention of HRSB and HIV/ 2014;Kellam et al. 2014; Spoth et al. 2014). Although the AIDS but also has important implications for the development remaining two studies did not find intervention effects,
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Published: Jan 25, 2014
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