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Evaluations/Assessments | July 10, 2012

Effects of a Values-Based Curriculum on Couples From Northwest Cameroon

The Faithful House

There is a tremendous need for culturally aware, locally developed, evidence-based programs that acknowledge and address couple relationships, the context within which most HIV infections occur. Although a large portion of new HIV infections in many African countries occurs within marriages, relatively few prevention programs focus specifically on the couple as a unit of behavior change. The Faithful House is an HIV prevention curriculum uniquely centered on the couple and focused on faithfulness within the relationship/marriage. To determine the short- and long-term effect on perceptions, attitudes, and behavior change, a pilot evaluation of the three-day version of TFH workshop was conducted in Northwest Cameroon with couples actively involved in faith-based, peer-mentoring programs.