Alcohol consumption threatens progress in fighting HIV/AIDS

Research on the links between alcohol use and HIV/AIDS has increased in the past few years, and the scientific connections are becoming gradually clearer. This thematic article addresses the current knowledge base on alcohol and HIV/AIDS.

Addressing alcohol problems for improved HIV/AIDS response

UNAIDS 2007 AIDS Update front page

New statistics presented: HIV prevalence has levelled off

New data show that global HIV prevalence - the number of people living with HIV - has levelled off. The number of new infections has fallen. This was the conclusion drawn by UNAIDS when new AIDS statistics were presented.

23. November 2007

African Journal: Role of substance abuse in the African HIV/AIDS epidemic

The latest issue of the African Journal of Drug and Alcohol studies is devoted to broadening the knowledge base on the role of alcohol and drugs in the spreading of HIV/AIDS in Africa. New research material is presented from Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

20. June 2007


Alcohol Use and Sexual Risk Behaviour

A number of patterns of interaction exist between alcohol use and sexual risk taking. This is one of the findings of the WHO study 'Alcohol Use and Sexual Risk Behaviour: A Cross-Cultural Study in Eight Countries'. This has implications for prevention programmes, both in the alcohol and in the hiv/aids field.

25. April 2007

Documentation on hiv/aids

A small colletion of documentation related to alcohol's role in HIV/AIDS

Alcohol and drugs included in Norway's HIV and AIDS position paper

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published its HIV and AIDS policy in the form of a position paper in development cooperation. In the document the growing understanding of alcohol's role in the spread of the infection is reflected.

30. November 2006