Alcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: prevalence and correlates.

TitleAlcohol consumption among HIV-positive pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: prevalence and correlates.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDesmond, K, Milburn N, Richter L, Tomlinson M, Greco E, van Heerden A, van Rooyen H, Comulada SW, Rotheram-Borus MJ
JournalDrug and alcohol dependence
Volume120
Issue1-3
Pagination113-8
Date Published2012 Jan 1
ISSN1879-0046
KeywordsAdult, 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
Abstract

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 JournalDrug Alcohol Depend