HIV and STD Education Programs for Minors that Emphasize Abstinence
In accordance with Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 85.007 [Texas Legislature] regarding education programs for minors that emphasize abstinence as the most effective protection against unwanted teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) administers the Abstinence Education Program. DSHS supports a number of local programs that work with school age children. For more information, please visit the DSHS Abstinence Education Program.
Effective HIV Curricula for Youth
There are a number of curricula and programs (Word : 84 kb) targeting youth that have been shown to be effective in reducing risk for becoming infected with HIV. Additional resources on evidence-based HIV prevention interventions are listed below.
Best Evidence Interventions – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]
Science and Success, Second Edition: Sex Education and Other Programs That Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections [Advocates for Youth]
Sex and HIV Education Programs for Youth: Their Impact and Important Characteristics (PDF) [ETR]
The Program Archive on Sexuality, Health and Adolescence (PDF) [Sociometrics]
What Works: Curriculum-Based Programs that Prevent Teen Pregnancy (PDF) [The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy]
Promising-Evidence Interventions – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]