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Alcohol expectancies and risky drinking among men and women at high-risk for HIV infection in Cape Town, South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-25T12:15:21Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-25T12:15:21Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5232
dc.description Paper presented at the International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, 4 August en
dc.description.abstract Objectives: This study examined the differential patterns of alcohol outcome expectancies in relation to drinking before sex and having sex partners who drink before sex. Methods: A sample of 614 men and 158 women sexually transmitted infections clinic patients in Cape Town South Africa participated in a survey as part of another study. Results: Hierarchical regressions, controlling for age, education, and alcohol use showed that men's sexual enhancement alcohol expectancies were associated with drinking before sex and having sex partners who drank before sex. Behavioral disinhibition expectancies were inversely related to drinking before sex. For women, there were no associations between alcohol expectancies and drinking before sex, although sexual enhancement expectancies were related to having sex partners who drank before sex. Conclusions: We conclude that alcohol outcome expectancies, particularly expectancies that alcohol will enhance sexual experiences, are related to HIV transmission risks. Sexual risk reduction interventions for those at greatest risk for HIV/AIDS should directly address alcohol expectancies. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject ALCOHOL EXPECTANCIES en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject DRINKING BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject CAPE TOWN en
dc.subject ADOLESCENT BOYS en
dc.title Alcohol expectancies and risky drinking among men and women at high-risk for HIV infection in Cape Town, South Africa en
dc.type Conference or seminar papers en
dc.ProjectNumber PDJAJA en
dc.BudgetYear 2008/09 en
dc.ResearchGroup Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5457 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=1154 en
dc.outputnumber 4001 en
dc.bibliographictitle Vermaak, R., Simbayi, L.C., Kalichman, S.C., Cain, D. & Jooste, S. (2008) Alcohol expectancies and risky drinking among men and women at high-risk for HIV infection in Cape Town, South Africa. (Paper presented at the International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, 4 August). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/5232 en
dc.publicationyear 2008 en
dc.contributor.author1 Vermaak, R. en
dc.contributor.author2 Simbayi, L.C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Kalichman, S.C. en
dc.contributor.author4 Cain, D. en
dc.contributor.author5 Jooste, S. en


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