Prevention of alcohol-related HIV risk behavior

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Technical brief

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Katherine Fritz

A growing body of research suggests that alcohol consumption is associated with the sexual behaviors that put people at risk for HIV. In developing countries battling severe HIV epidemics, addressing harmful drinking in conjunction with interventions to reduce sexual risk behavior may reduce HIV transmission more quickly than conventional HIV prevention interventions alone.

This technical brief reviews the evidence on new and innovative programs in this emerging area. Developed for program planners and implementers, the brief catalogs what is known about the relationship between harmful alcohol use and HIV sexual risk behavior and offers a critical analysis of interventions to address the issue.

This brief was prepared by the AIDSTAR-One project. As an AIDSTAR-One partner organization, ICRW provided technical oversight on this publication.

Related publications:
Wising Up to Alcohol-related HIV Risk
Alcohol Consumption and HIV Risk