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Evaluations/Assessments | July 10, 2012

Impact of a Faithfulness-Focused Curriculum on Couples From Three Regions in Ethiopia

Even though a large share of new HIV infections in many African countries occurs within marriages or cohabiting relationships, there are relatively few prevention programs specifically focused on the couple as a unit of behavior change. The Faithful House (TFH) is an HIV prevention curriculum focused on fidelity within relationships/marriage and implemented through workshops uniquely centered on the couple. While short-term outcomes from TFH had been documented, longer term impact of the curriculum has not been assessed before 2011. Thus, an evaluation of TFH program was conducted in Ethiopia with the aim of bridging that evidence gap and determining the program’s sustained impact on a population deeply rooted in traditional, cultural, and gender norms.