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Program Overview


Ralph DiClemente, Ph.D., Gina Wingood, Sc.D. M.P.H., Kathy Harrington, Delia Lang, Susan Davies, Edward Hook III, M. Kim Oh, Richard Crosby, Ph.D., Vicki Stover Hertzberg, Angelita Gordon, James Hardin, Ph.D., Shan Parker, and Alyssa Robillard.


Program Summary

SiHLE - Sisters, Informing, Healing, Living, Empowering - is a peer-led, group-level, social-skills training intervention designed to reduce sexual risk behaviors among African-American female teenagers who are at high risk of HIV. In addition to HIV prevention, the program addresses relationships, dating, and sexual health within the specific context of the female African-American teenage experience. The program draws upon both cultural and gender pride to give participants the skills and motivations to avoid HIV and other STDs.


Target Population

The target population is heterosexual African-American females between the ages of 14 and 18 who have had sexual intercourse and are at risk for HIV. The program was evaluated with patients at community health agencies.


Program Setting

The program was designed for and evaluated in community-based organizations and health clinics.


Contact and Availability Information

For curriculum, materials, and pricing information, please contact:

Sociometrics Corporation
1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 8
Mountain View, CA 94040
Ph: 650-949-3282

For training and support, please contact:

Currently no formal training offered

Sample of curriculum available for review prior to purchase: No

Adaptation guidelines or kit available: No

Languages available: English