High alcohol use is a strong predictor of high risk sexual behaviour among men and women in South Africa

High alcohol use is a strong predictor of high risk sexual behaviour among men and women in South Africa

The HIV and STI burden in South Africa is one of the highest in the world. Many studies showed increased risk of HIV in those using alcohol (Fisher et al. 2007 and Shisana et al. 2009). Alcohol is also associated with HIV and sexual risk behaviours in several settings (Weiser et al. 2006, Thompson et al. 2005, etc.) We evaluated the associations between alcohol use measures and sexual risk behaviours in South Africa using national data.

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Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa (JHHESA) is a non-profit organisation that designs and implements evidence-based HIV Campaigns, and HIV Communication Programmes aimed at HIV Prevention to educate the public to understand their risk of HIV infection in relation to multiple partners, correct and consistent condom use, transactional sex and alcohol use.