A model-based evaluation of a cultural mediator outreach program for HIV+ Ethiopian immigrants in Israel

Edward H. Kaplan, Varda Soskolne, Bella Adler, Alex Leventhal, Ronny A. Shtarkshall

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Abstract

This article presents a model-based evaluation of a program designed to reduce HIV transmission from HIV-infected Ethiopian immigrants in Israel. Rather than rely on self-reported variables such as condom use, this study's approach focuses on pregnancy rate reduction, estimated from administrative periodic reporting data, as a measure of unprotected sexual exposure. The models show that among both HIV+ women and the female sex partners of HIV+ men, the ongoing pregnancy rates estimated during the intervention were significantly lower than the estimated baseline pregnancy rates, suggesting reductions in unprotected sexual exposures among those participating in the program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-394
Number of pages13
JournalEvaluation Review
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2002

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