Causal links between binge drinking patterns, unsafe sex and HIV in South Africa: its time to intervene

@article{Chersich2010CausalLB,
  title={Causal links between binge drinking patterns, unsafe sex and HIV in South Africa: its time to intervene},
  author={Matthew Francis Chersich and Helen V Rees},
  journal={International Journal of STD \& AIDS},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={2 - 7}
}
South Africa has a massive burden of HIV and alcohol disease, and these pandemics are inextricably linked. Much evidence indicates that alcohol independently influences decisions around sex, and undermines skills for condom negotiation and correct use. Thus, not surprisingly, people with problem drinking in Africa have twofold higher risk for HIV than non-drinkers. Also, sexual violence incidents often coincide with heavy alcohol use, both among perpetrators and victims. Reducing alcohol harms… 

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