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HIV/AIDS risks among men and women who drink at informal alcohol serving establishments (shebeens) in Cape Town, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-02 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T21:05:52Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T21:05:52Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5549
dc.description.abstract HIV/AIDS is devastating southern Africa and the spread of HIV is fueled in some populations by alcohol use. Alcohol serving establishments, such as informal drinking places or shebeens, often serve as high-risk venues for HIV transmission. The current study examined the HIV risks of men (N=91) and women (N=248) recruited from four shebeens in a racially integrating township in Cape Town South Africa. Participants completed confidential measures of demographic characteristics, HIV risk history, alcohol and drug use, and HIV risk behaviors. Comparisons of 94 (28%) participants who reported meeting sex partners at shebeens to the remaining sample of shebeen goers, controlling for potential confounds, demonstrated a pattern of higher risk for HIV infection among persons who met sex partners at shebeens. Few differences, however, were observed between men (N=47) and women (N=47) who had met sex partners at shebeens, suggesting greater gender similarities than gender differences in this important subpopulation. These results indicate an urgent need for multi-level HIV prevention interventions targeting shebeens and the men and women who drink in these settings. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject DRINKING BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject CAPE TOWN en
dc.subject SHEBEENS en
dc.title HIV/AIDS risks among men and women who drink at informal alcohol serving establishments (shebeens) in Cape Town, South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber PGAPNA en
dc.Volume 9(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2007/08 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.SourceTitle Prevention Science: The Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5134 en
dc.PageNumber 55-62 en
dc.outputnumber 3678 en
dc.bibliographictitle Kalichman, S.C., Simbayi, L.C., Vermaak, R., Jooste, S. & Cain, D. (2008) HIV/AIDS risks among men and women who drink at informal alcohol serving establishments (shebeens) in Cape Town, South Africa. <i>Prevention Science: The Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research</i>. 9(1):55-62. en
dc.publicationyear 2008 en
dc.contributor.author1 Kalichman, S.C. en
dc.contributor.author2 Simbayi, L.C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Vermaak, R. en
dc.contributor.author4 Jooste, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Cain, D. en


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