The impact of alcohol use on HIV/STI intervention efficacy in predicting sexually transmitted infections among young African-American women

Puja Seth, Gina M. Wingood, Lashun S. Robinson, Ralph J. Diclemente

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Abstract

The impact of alcohol use on the efficacy of an HIV/STI intervention designed for young African-American women in predicting STIs was examined. Eight hundred forty-eight African-American women, 18-29 years, were randomly assigned to either the HIV/STI intervention or a control condition. Participants were assessed on alcohol use and provided two vaginal swab specimens for STI testing. Women in the intervention who consumed alcohol were less likely to test STI-positive than women in the control and abstainers (AOR = 2.47, 95 % CI = 1.01-6.22). STI risk factors may vary across different populations. Further research on heavy drinking and HIV intervention efficacy is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-751
Number of pages5
JournalAIDS and Behavior
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • African-American
  • Alcohol
  • HIV
  • Intervention
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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