Alcohol use before sex and HIV acquisition: a longitudinal study in Rakai, Uganda

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Date
2006
Authors
Zablotska, Iryna B.
Gray, Ronald H.
Serwadda, David
Nalugoda, Fred
Kigozi, Godfrey
Sewankambo, Nelson
Lutalo, Tom
Wabwire-Mangen, Fred
Wawer, Maria
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Aids
Abstract
Alcohol abuse is a major public health problem and is associated with sexually transmitted infections, but the association with HIV is unclear [2]. Alcohol use is common, and disinhibition as a result of alcohol may precipitate and reinforce sexual risk-taking [2–13]. Two cross-sectional studies in Uganda have suggested associations between alcohol use, risk behaviors and prevalent HIV infection [12,14]. However, there are no prospective studies of alcohol use in conjunction with sex and HIV acquisition. We used data from a population based cohort in Rakai, Uganda, to determine whether alcohol use before sex was associated with the risk of HIV acquisition, and risk behaviors.
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Alcohol, HIV, risk behaviors, Uganda
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Zablotska, I. B., Gray, R. H., Serwadda, D., Nalugoda, F., Kigozi, G., Sewankambo, N., ... & Wawer, M. (2006). Alcohol use before sex and HIV acquisition: a longitudinal study in Rakai, Uganda. Aids, 20(8), 1191-1196.