Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

In Kenya, an estimated 30 percent of men report to be alcohol users which may be fueling the HIV pandemic, due to its association with high-risk sexual behavior and reduced inhibitions. The Population Council’s Horizons program collaborated on a study to improve screening of clients for alcohol use, provision of feedback of screening results, and referrals to care and support during voluntary testing and counseling (VCT) for HIV. Overall, the results indicate that it is feasible to integrate alcohol risk reduction counseling into VCT, and that it is generally accepted by providers and clients alike. This study therefore supports the formal integration of alcohol risk reduction counseling into VCT services in Kenya.

DOI

doi.org/10.31899/HIV2.1006

Language

English

Project

Horizons Program

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