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Key Characteristics

Key Characteristics are activities and delivery methods for conducting an intervention, which may be tailored for different agencies and at-risk populations.[1] Key Characteristics can be altered so that an intervention can be customized to the specific needs of the community and organization delivering the intervention.

FOF Key Characteristics:

1. The client completes a survey about his condom use errors.

2. A poster is shown that displays the national HIV rates broken down by race.

3. The Peer Health Advisor needs to have similar everyday experiences and communication styles.

4. The Peer Health Advisors are men who come from the community for which the intervention is intended.

5. Both the Peer Health Advisor and the client should be seated in a private and comfortable environment.


[1] Glossary. AIDS Education and Prevention, 12, Supplement A, 145-146, 2000.

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