Male Alcohol Use and Unprotected Sex With Non-Regular Partners: Evidence From Wine Shops in Chennai, India
April 24, 2008
Given that heterosexual transmission accounts for about 80 percent of HIV's spread in India, researchers undertook the current study to examine male alcohol use and its putative association with sexual risk in order to inform HIV prevention interventions.
"Our findings suggest that future HIV prevention interventions in India might consider discussing responsible alcohol use and its possible role in sexual risk," the researchers concluded. "These interventions should particularly consider involving unmarried men and weigh the role of structural factors such as access to income in developing prevention messages."
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
04.08.2008; Vol. 94; Nos.1-3: P. 133-141; S. Sivaram, A.K. Srikrishnan, C. Latkin, J. Iriondo-Perez, V.F. Go, S. Solomon, D.D. Celentano
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