What is SIHLE?
SIHLE is a group level intervention. SIHLE is a peer-led, social-skills
training intervention aimed at reducing HIV sexual risk behavior among sexually active, African American teenage females,
ages 14-18. An adaptation of the SISTA intervention, SIHLE emphasizes ethnic and gender pride, and enhances awareness of HIV
risk reduction strategies such as abstaining from sex, using condoms consistently, and having fewer sex partners. It
consists of four 3-hour sessions, delivered by two peer facilitators (ages 18-21) and one adult facilitator in a community-based
The sessions are designed for 10-12 African American teenage
females. The sessions are gender-specific, culturally relevant and include behavioral skills practice, group discussions,
lectures, role-playing, and take-home exercises. SIHLE targets sexually experienced,
African American teenage girls (ages 14-18) who are at risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV/STIs.
*Funding for Face to Face's SIHLE Program is provided by the Louisiana Office of Public Health
Please fill out the form below to register for SIHLE.