XIX International AIDS Conference


SUSA69 Developing Policy and Programs to Address Alcohol Use as Part of a National HIV Prevention Strategy
  Non-Commercial Satellite
Venue: Mini Room 6
Time: 22.07.2012, 15:45 - 17:45
Chair: Maristela Monteiro, United States
Organiser: SAMHSA, US Department of Health and Human Services, and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
 
 
Alcohol use plays a critical role in sexual risk behavior that can lead to HIV transmission. Numerous studies have found that persons who use alcohol in sexual situations are likely to have unprotected sex, casual sex, multiple partners and other high HIV risk behaviors. Alcohol consumption is linked to increased risk sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, non-adherence to antiretroviral treatment as part of HIV/AIDS care and treatment, as well as gender-based violence. The development of a national policy and implementation of specific evidence-based alcohol use interventions, as part of a national HIV/AIDS strategy, are important milestones in addressing alcohol use in the context of HIV risk behaviors. This satellite session will present the Zimbabwean experience in developing a national alcohol policy, the implementation of alcohol use interventions in Namibia and the context of alcohol use in Latin America as part of a South-South dialogue.

15:45

Powerpoint
Overview of policy and programs for harmful alcohol use: the Latin America Experience


M. Monteiro, United States

16:05

Powerpoint
Developing a National Alcohol Policy and targeted programs as part of a HIV prevention strategy


D. Sithole, Zimbabwe

16:25

Powerpoint
The PEPFAR National Alcohol Initiative and implementation in Namibia


K. Fritz, United States
P. Seth, United States

16:45
open discussion



Powerpoints presentations
Overview of policy and programs for harmful alcohol use: the Latin America Experience - Maristela Monteiro

Developing a National Alcohol Policy and targeted programs as part of a HIV prevention strategy - Dorcas Sithole

The PEPFAR National Alcohol Initiative and implementation in Namibia -



   

    The organizers reserve the right to amend the programme.


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