PEPFAR Southern & Eastern Africa Technical Consultation on Alcohol and HIV Prevention

Research suggests that alcohol use may increase sexual risk behavior, which has implications for HIV transmission. Studies have shown the relationship between alcohol use and increased numbers of sex partners, decreased condom use, and increased risk of sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, injuries, gender-based violence and non-adherence to anti-retroviral medication. Responding to the need to share information on the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of approaches to reduce alcohol-related risky sexual behavior, AIDSTAR-One and the PEPFAR Technical Working Groups on MARPs and General Population and Youth Prevention organized the “PEPFAR Southern & Eastern Africa Technical Consultation on Alcohol and HIV Prevention” from April 12-14, 2011 in Windhoek, Namibia.

More than 80 participants representing fourteen countries (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia) joined multilateral donors and organizations to share approaches to alcohol-related HIV prevention programs in eastern and southern Africa. Participants reviewed the evidence on alcohol and HIV; exchanged intervention ideas and best practices; learned about WHO and PEPFAR strategies on alcohol; and worked together to develop strategic plans for addressing alcohol's negative effects in their countries.

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PEPFAR Southern & Eastern Africa Technical Consultation on Alcohol and HIV Prevention


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?
(PDF, 2.18 MB)
Presented by Katherine Fritz

PLWHA, Alcohol & ART Adherence
(PDF, 763 KB)
Presented by Connie Kekwaletswe, MRC

Group Discussion: Bringing it Home
(PDF, 2.67 MB)
Moderated by Billy Pick

Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health and Policy and Program Update from the World Health Organization
(PDF, 4.23 MB)
Presented by Vladimir Poznyak, WHO

Alcohol Use and TB
(PDF, 1.65 MB)
Presented by Charles Parry

Close of Meeting
(PDF, 238 KB)
Moderated by Nina Hasen

Alcohol and HIV: Epidemiology in Africa and Research Updates
(PDF, 2.2 MB)
Presented by Leickness Simbayi

Alcohol Programming as a Component of Positive Health, Dignity, and Prevention
(PDF, 1.81 MB)
Presented by Nick Deluca, CDC

Know Your Epidemic: Measuring Alcohol Use and Associated HIV Risks—A Case Study from Namibia
(PDF, 3.84 MB)
Presented by Mary Glenshaw

Alcohol/Drug/HIV and AIDS Risk Reduction in Kibera Slums, Nairobi
(PDF, 998 KB)
Presented by William Sinkele

Alcohol and HIV/AIDS: State of the Literature
(PDF, 144 KB)
Presented by Isidore Obot
, University of Uyo

Community and Bar-based Programs
(PDF, 331 KB)
Presented by Neo Morojele

WHO's Regional Strategy for Africa
(PDF, 2.2 MB)
Presented by Vladimir Poznyak

The Phaphama Brief Risk Reduction Intervention to Reduce Both Alcohol Use and HIV/STI Risks in Clinical and Community Settings
(PDF, 1.26 MB)
Presented by Leickness Simbayi

PEPFAR Alcohol Initiative
(PDF, 6.7 MB)
Presented by Nick Deluca, CDC

Integrated Surveillance Among Persons Attending Alcohol Consumption Venues in Gabarone, Botswana
(PDF, 141 KB)
Presented by Phenyo Lekone
, Ministry of Health

Namibia MoHSS Strategy for Alcohol Control
(PDF, 1.66 MB)
Presented by Rene Adams
, Ministry of Health

Approaches in Tanzania
(PDF, 241 KB)
Presented by Norman Sabuni
, Ministry of Health

Alcohol Abuse and HIV/AIDS in Military Populations
(PDF, 642 KB)
Presented by Freda Vaughan
, US Department of Defense

Alcohol and Mobile Populations: Program Responses
(PDF, 863 KB)
Presented by Joseph Ochieno
, Family Life Education Program

Alcohol Use and its Effect on HIV in Africa: Designing Effective Policy Responses
(PDF, 1.01 MB)
Presented by Charles Parry

Alcohol Levy in Botswana and other Government Interventions on Alcohol Abuse
(PDF. 1.34 MB)
Presented by Phenyo Sebonego
, Ministry of Health


Alcohol Legislation in Kenya: Contributing to HIV Prevention Management
(PDF, 237 KB)
Presented by John Muturi



Presentations from PEPFAR Mini-Workshop: Intersection between Alcohol and HIV in Southern and Eastern Africa
Recap of Major Themes Discussed at the PEPFAR Southern & Eastern Africa Meeting on Alcohol and HIV Prevention
(PDF, 4.5 MB)
Presented by Mary Glenshaw, CDC
Overview of the Relationship of Alcohol and HIV
(PDF, 1.3 MB)
Presented by Kendall Bryant, NIH
Maximizing the Number of HIV Infections Averted by Targeting Alcohol and Other Transmission Risk Factors: An Implementation Science Approach
(PDF, 1.2 MB)
Presented by Scott Braithwaite, NIAA
Overview of the PEPFAR Alcohol Initiative
(PDF, 6.75 MB)
Presented by Mary Glenshaw, CDC
AIDSTAR-One HIV Prevention Demonstration Project
(PDF, 992 KB)
Presented by Katherine Fritz and Amy Gregowski, ICRW/AIDSTAR-One