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HIV and Alcohol Use: Does Socioeconomic Status Matter?

19 May 2015
12:30 - 13:30


Charlotte Probst Social and Epidemiological Research Department, CAMH, Toronto, anf Center of Clinical Epidemiology and Longitudinal Studies, TUD, Dresden

Date:  Tuesday, 19 May   

Time: 121:30  – 13:30

Venue:    VCRs, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban

Alcohol is the most important risk factor in South Africa, accounting for about 5.5% of the total burden of disease. HIV infection risk has been shown to be associated with alcohol use, specifically binge drinking. Mediated by factors as the drinking context or transactional sex, alcohol use might increase the odds of an HIV infection proportionally more in persons of a low socioeconomic status (SES) as compared to persons of high SES. The seminar will focus on the interactive effects of alcohol use and SES on HIV status.

The seminar may be attended in Pretoria, Cape Town or Durban

RSVP by 18 May
Cape Town: Carmen August (021) 466 7827,   12th Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town
Durban: Ridhwaan Khan (031) 242 5400,   1st Floor, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor
Pretoria: Arlene Grossberg (012) 302 2811,  1st  Floor, HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria


The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of DST.