Study: Computer program bests counseling teaching HIV prevention

07/1/2004 | Center for Advancing Health

Injection drug users who received information about causes and prevention of HIV and AIDS on a computer program learned more and scored higher on tests that tracked their knowledge than users who received the information through traditional counseling sessions, a new study says. The study found that even after three months, the users who had learned through the computer program showed greater knowledge of the subjects; however, all users reported less risky behavior after the study, regardless of how they learned the information.

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