Alcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: prevalence and correlates.
|Title||Alcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: prevalence and correlates.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Desmond, K, Milburn N, Richter L, Tomlinson M, Greco E, van Heerden A, van Rooyen H, Comulada SW, Rotheram-Borus MJ|
|Journal||Drug and alcohol dependence|
|Date Published||2012 Jan 1|
|Keywords||Adult, Alcohol Drinking, Alcoholic Intoxication, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Marital Status, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Risk-Taking, Socioeconomic Factors, South Africa, Urban Population|
HIV-positive pregnant women who drink put their children at risk of both HIV and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has the highest prevalence of HIV in South Africa, but has not before been considered an area of high alcohol consumption among women. This paper analyzes a large sample of HIV+ pregnant women in KZN to examine alcohol consumption in that population.
|Alternate Journal||Drug Alcohol Depend|