DHAPP/FFAA Dominican Republic Study on High-Risk Behavior in Military Populations

CAI was contracted by the Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) and the Fuerzas Armadas (FFAA) of the Dominican Republic in 2008 to conduct a study to assess the prevalence and risk factors for high risk sexual behavior among FFAA military personnel stationed within the Dominican Republic, along the Dominican Republic’s western border with Haiti. The study provided the FFAA with baseline data on domains of high risk sexual behavior within their population of military personnel stationed at major ports of entry from Haiti into the DR, as well as baseline data on personnel knowledge of STI/HIV/AIDS. The results of the study are being used to inform future programming needs for FFAA personnel, regarding both educational initiatives about STI transmission as well as strategies to reduce high risk behavior. The study was published.