Decreases in self-reported alcohol consumption following HIV counseling and testing at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda

@inproceedings{Hahn2014DecreasesIS,
  title={Decreases in self-reported alcohol consumption following HIV counseling and testing at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda},
  author={Judith A Hahn and Robin Fatch and Rhoda K. Wanyenze and Steven Baveewo and Moses R. Kamya and David R. Bangsberg and Thomas J. Coates},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Alcohol use has a detrimental impact on the HIV epidemic, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. HIV counseling and testing (HCT) may provide a contact opportunity to intervene with hazardous alcohol use; however, little is known about how alcohol consumption changes following HCT. METHODS We utilized data from 2056 participants of a randomized controlled trial comparing two methods of HCT and subsequent linkage to HIV care conducted at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Those who had… CONTINUE READING

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