Information technology provides new avenues to increase opportunities to deliver HIV/STI prevention interventions in a confidential, sensitive, and engaging manner for youth. While technology-based HIV/STI interventions show promise in preventing HIV/STI among different populations, few have targeted young Latinas. This pilot study examined the feasibility and acceptability of a bilingual, web-based HIV/STIprevention intervention among Latino females aged 15-19. We used a mix-method approach, including a prospective 2-group design with 3 repeated measures, and a post-intervention focus group discussion. We recruited 14 participants from an alternative high school and randomized into each study condition. Participants took 5 structurally equivalent modules focusing on either HIV/STI prevention (intervention) or nutrition/exercise (comparison) and completed assessments before the intervention, immediately post-intervention, and 2 months post-intervention. The findings suggested that the intervention had high levels of feasibility and acceptability. We discuss the keys to success, challenges encountered, and future directions
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care|
|State||Published - May 2017|
Chen, A., Lightfoot, M., Szalacha, L., & Lindenberg, C. S. (2017). A pilot, web-based HIV/STI prevention intervention targeting at-risk Mexican American adolescents: Feasibility, acceptability, and lessons learned. GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care, 4(2).