Although many public health campaigns have encouraged safer sex practices to reduce the risk of infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), there has been little evidence to demonstrate that such interventions actually work. Now, investigators with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) HIV Prevention Trial Group report that such programs can indeed reduce sexual behaviors that put individuals at risk for becoming infected with HIV (Science. 1998;280:1889-1894).
Stephenson J. Safer Sex and Preventing HIV. JAMA. 1998;280(4):314. doi:10.1001/jama.280.4.314-JHA80005-2-1