AIDS and Behavior

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 211–219

Alcohol Use and High-Risk Sexual Behavior Among Adolescents and Young Adults in Harare, Zimbabwe

  • Priscilla Mataure
  • Willi McFarland
  • Katherine Fritz
  • Andrea Kim
  • Godfrey Woelk
  • Sunanda Ray
  • George Rutherford
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1019835723404

Cite this article as:
Mataure, P., McFarland, W., Fritz, K. et al. AIDS Behav (2002) 6: 211. doi:10.1023/A:1019835723404

Abstract

We conducted a quantitative and qualitative study of alcohol use and high-risk sexual behavior among adolescents and young adults of age 15–21 years in Harare, Zimbabwe. Methods included a cross-sectional survey of youth sampled at nightclubs and bottle stores informed by participant observation, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions. Findings corroborated a cycle of HIV transmission that involves older men, younger women, and ultimately the steady partners of both. Nightclubs and other drinking establishments catering to youth can provide opportunities for preventing HIV transmission through stuctural interventions or targeted outreach education.

Youthsexual behavioralcohol useZimbabweAfricaHIV

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Priscilla Mataure
    • 1
  • Willi McFarland
    • 2
  • Katherine Fritz
    • 2
  • Andrea Kim
    • 3
  • Godfrey Woelk
    • 4
  • Sunanda Ray
    • 1
  • George Rutherford
    • 2
  1. 1.Southern Africa AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS)HarareZimbabwe
  2. 2.Center for AIDS Prevention StudiesUniversity of California, San Francisco, California 94105. San Francisco Department of Public HealthSan Francisco
  3. 3.San Francisco Department of Public HealthSan Francisco
  4. 4.Department of Community MedicineUniversity of ZimbabweHarareZimbabwe